Classification of diabetic nephropathy 2014

Masakazu Haneda, Kazunori Utsunomiya, Daisuke Koya, Tetsuva Babazono, Tatsumi Moriya, Hirofumi Makino, Kenjiro Kimura, Yoshiki Suzuki, Takashi Wada, Susumu Ogawa, Masaaki Inaba, Yoshihiko Kanno, Takashi Shigematsu, Ikuto Masakane, Ken Tsuchiya, Keiko Honda, Kazuko Ichikawa, Kenichiro Shide

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The Committee on Diabetic Nephropathy revised the classification of diabetic nephropathy in view of the current status of eGFR and CKD in Japan. To make revisions for the classification of diabetic nephropathy 2014, the Committee carefully evaluated the report of the Research Group on Diabetic Nephropathy, Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare of Japan. The major revisions made were as follows : 1. eGFR can be used for the evaluation of GFR ; 2. In stage 3 (overt nephropathy), A and B were combined ; 3. Stage 4 (renal failure) was defined as GFR less than 30 mL/min/1.73 m2, regardless of albuminuria ; and 4. The importance of differential diagnosis was stressed in all stages.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)547-552
Number of pages6
JournalJapanese Journal of Nephrology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology


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