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New Guidelines For Managing Kidney Disease - Canadian Society Of Nephrology

April 21, 2017

The Canadian Society of Nephrology has issued new guidelines through CMAJ for the management of chronic kidney disease that aim to encourage shared care for patients by general practitioners and specialists. They include recommendations by disease stage to help slow progression, prevent complications and reduce mortality.

In a related commentary, Dr. Garabed Eknoyan of Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas says "this is a major paradigm shift on how kidney disease is managed, not only by nephrologists but by all health care providers and planners."

About CMAJ

CMAJ is the leading health sciences journal in Canada. CMAJ is a general medical journal publishing original research and review articles, commentaries and editorials, practice updates, an arts and ideas section and health news. Published continuously since 1911, new issues are uploaded on cmaj every second Monday at 4:30 p.m. EST/EDT. cmaj contains the complete editorial contents of CMAJ, supplemented by a variety of interactive features and additional content.

CMAJ is an open- and free-access journal - there are no author or page charges and access is provided free on the web (HighWire Press), cmaj without registration. cmaj has about 1 million requests and 250,000 page views per month. The Journal is part of the PubMed Central collection of journals pubmedcentral.nih at the National Library of Medicine thus providing a guarantee of permanent archiving and open access. PubMed Central is now processing back issues of CMAJ to 1911.

CMAJ's impact factor - a measure of the scientific importance of articles published - has more than tripled since 1997 and is now 7.1.

The Journal receives about 2000 manuscripts a year (including letters to the editor and news articles). CMAJ's acceptance rate for unsolicited research and review articles is about 12%.