KDOQI US commentary on the 2012 KDIGO clinical practice guideline for management of blood pressure in CKD

Am J Kidney Dis. 2013 Aug;62(2):201-13. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2013.03.018. Epub 2013 May 16.

Abstract

In response to the 2012 KDIGO (Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes) guideline for blood pressure management in patients with chronic kidney disease not on dialysis, the National Kidney Foundation organized a group of US experts in hypertension and transplant nephrology to review the recommendations and comment on their relevancy in the context of current US clinical practice and concerns. The overriding message was the dearth of clinical trial evidence to provide strong evidence-based recommendations. For patients with CKD with normal to mildly increased albuminuria, goal blood pressure has been relaxed to ≤140/90 mm Hg for both diabetic and nondiabetic patients. In contrast, KDIGO continues to recommend goal blood pressure ≤130/80 mm Hg for patients with chronic kidney disease with moderately or severely increased albuminuria and for all renal transplant recipients regardless of the presence of proteinuria, without supporting data. The expert panel thought the KDIGO recommendations were generally reasonable but lacking in sufficient evidence support and that additional studies are greatly needed.

Keywords: Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO); blood pressure; guideline.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Biomedical Research
  • Blood Pressure
  • Diabetic Nephropathies / complications
  • Diabetic Nephropathies / physiopathology
  • Humans
  • Hypertension / complications*
  • Hypertension / therapy*
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic*
  • Renal Insufficiency, Chronic / complications*
  • Renal Insufficiency, Chronic / physiopathology