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Renal disease therapy code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270808
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 01/03/2005
Definition:Help on this termA code set representing the type of therapy provided for treatment of renal disease.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Drugs for modification of renal disease
2Drugs for treatment of complications of renal disease
3Peritoneal dialysis
4Haemodialysis
5Functioning renal transplant

Collection and usage attributes

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CODE 1     Drugs for modification of renal disease

This code is used to indicate drugs for modification of renal disease, includes drugs intended to slow progression of renal failure. Examples include antiproteinurics such as angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI), angiotensin II receptor antagonists (ATRA) and immunosuppressants.

CODE 2     Drugs for treatment of complications of renal disease

This code is used to indicate drugs for the treatment of the complications of renal disease. Examples include antihypertensive agents and drugs that are intended to correct biochemical imbalances caused by renal disease (e.g. loop diuretics, ACEI, erythropoietin, calcitriol, etc).

CODE 3     Peritoneal dialysis

This code is used to indicate peritoneal dialysis, chronic peritoneal dialysis, delivered at home, at a dialysis satellite centre or in hospital.

CODE 4     Haemodialysis

This code is used to indicate haemodialysis, chronic haemodialysis delivered at home, at a dialysis satellite centre or in hospital.

CODE 5     Functioning renal transplant

This code is used to indicate functioning renal transplant, the presence of a functioning renal transplant.

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