Chronic Kidney Disease Prevention
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Chronic Kidney Disease Prevention

The nurse led Chronic Kidney Disease Prevention Clinic set up within Primary Health Care under the auspices of the Renal Department at Mater Dei Hospital has been delivering a sterling service over the past few months from Qormi and Paola Health Centres. 

The principal aim of this clinic is to educate and monitor patients with established early kidney disease and so preventing further deterioration of their condition. 

The following referral criteria by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and endorsed by Profs E. Farrugia, Consultant Nephrologist, are being attached as a guide for referral to the CKDPC: 

1. Patients with diabetes types 1 and 2 with micro/macro albuminuria.
2. Patients with hypertension and micro/macro albuminuria.
3. Patients with cardiovascular disease (ischemic heart disease, chronic heart failure, peripheral vascular disease, cerebral vascular disease) and diminished GFR and/or albuminuria. 
4. Patients receiving drugs known to be potentially nephrotoxic.
5. Patients with structural renal tract disease, renal calculi, or prostate hypertrophy. 
6. Patients with family history of stage 5 CKD or hereditary kidney disease. 

Appointments to the said CKDPC clinic can be done by phoning Paola Health Centre , Qormi Health Centre​ or Gzira Health Centre between 09:00hrs and 11:00hrs on the following telephone numbers:
  • Gzira Health Centre     Tel.22609000                 -  Monday/Wednesday
  • Paola Health Centre    Tel.23675000                  -  Monday
  • Qormi Health Centre   Tel.22761000                 -  Thursday

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