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Kidney Failure Chronic -- See Also Renal Dialysis Therapy for the insufficient cleansing of the BLOOD by the kidneys based on dialysis and including hemodialysis, PERITONEAL DIALYSIS, and HEMODIAFILTRATION.
Kidney Failure Chronic Economics : Kidney failure and the federal government / Committee for the Study of the Medicare End-Stage Renal Disease Program, Division of Health Care Services, Institute of Medicine ; Richard A. Rettig and Norman G. Levinsky, editors.
Kidney Insufficiency Chronic -- See Renal Insufficiency, Chronic Conditions in which the KIDNEYS perform below the normal level for more than three months. Chronic kidney insufficiency is classified by five stages according to the decline in GLOMERULAR FILTRATION RATE and the degree of kidney damage (as measured by the level of PROTEINURIA). The most severe form is the end-stage renal disease (CHRONIC KIDNEY FAILURE). (Kidney Foundation: Kidney Disease Outcome Quality Initiative, 2002)