[Nomenclature for kidney function and kidney diseases - Improving assessment and prognosis through precision and comprehensibility].
Journal Paper/Review - Sep 29, 2022
Eckardt Kai-Uwe, Binet Isabelle, de Groot Kirsten, Floege Jürgen, Galle Jan C, Jordans Isabelle, Kribben Andreas, Oberbauer Rainer, Pavenstädt Hermann, Rosenkranz Alexander, Säemann Marcus, Winkelmayer Wolfgang C
Kidney disease represents an increasing global health problem. Its mitigation requires effective communication between all stakeholders involved in assessment, diagnosis and therapy and individuals affected by kidney disease. However, as of today the nomenclature for kidney function and kidney disease is far from uniform. In 2019, the international non-profit organization Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) has implemented a consensus process to develop a glossary in English language to standardize the nomenclature for kidney function, kidney structure and kidney disease. Guiding principles for this process were (1) precision, (2) patient-centeredness and (3) consistency with KDIGO guidelines. The current position paper includes a translation of this nomenclature into German that was developed on behalf of the national societies for nephrology in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.