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We are grateful to the many people who volunteered to participate in this study. Your contribution has been very valuable in helping us learn more about chronic kidney disease (CKD) so that each person with CKD can be offered the best treatment for them as an individual. As summarised below, this means that most people with CKD do no need further tests or referral to a Kidney Consultant. We have already learned a great deal and our results have been published in several journals (see bibliography section).
The most important finding so far are:
We are currently following up people who participated in this study at 10 years after the first study visit. This involves data collection only using the hospital computer system and no further individual study visits are planned. The RRID study has joined the International Network of CKD Cohort Studies (iNET-CKD) which is sponsored by the International Society of Nephrology and aims to improve knowledge and understanding of CKD worldwide - http://www.theisn.org/initiatives/inet-ckd.