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Renal Risk in Derby (RRID) Study

RRID Study Achieves High Impact Publication

We are delighted that the latest information from the RRID study has been published in the high-impact open-access online medical journal “PLOS Medicine” under the title “Chronic Kidney Disease in Primary Care: Outcomes after Five Years in a Prospective Cohort Study”.  The article presents the main findings from the study visits conducted after 5 years of follow-up. The results will be reassuring for people diagnosed with chronic kidney disease because they show that only a very small number of people (4 out of 1741, or 0.2%) developed kidney disease severe enough to require dialysis during this period. In most participants kidney function remained stable or improved. In a small proportion of people (19%) kidney function improved to the extent that there was no longer any evidence of kidney damage present. The results confirm that most people with mild chronic kidney disease are unlikely to develop severe kidney failure. Most people can safely be looked after by their family doctor, although annual monitoring is recommended to identify the small number who would benefit from referral to a kidney consultant (nephrologist). 

The article was highlighted in the Journal by an accompanying editorial HERE and has also been reported on several medical news websites. We are very pleased that the RRID study has made this significant contribution to our understanding of chronic kidney disease for the benefit of patients across the globe. Thank you again to all the participants who gave up their time to contribute to the study!