AN UPDATED CARE PATHWAY FOR NEPHROLOGY CHRONIC CARE MANAGEMENT
There is good news for patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) this week. A study published in the American Journal of Physiology reports that closely monitored exercise for patients, who do not require dialysis, does not impair kidney function. This is an important finding, as previous treatment recommendations for people with CKD discouraged exercise. The former recommendation is based upon the belief that the release of creatinine into the bloodstream caused by exercise would stress kidney function.(1) On the contrary, moderate exercise reduces glomerular filtration rate (GFR), the best indicator of kidney function. This finding will change the guidelines for Nephrology Chronic Care Management and Connect Care Plus is positioned to quickly implement improved patient education.