End-stage kidney disease

End-stage kidney disease (ESKD), also referred as end-stage renal failure, corresponds to the last stage of chronic kidney disease (stage 5), when the kidneys' function is no longer sufficient to sustain life (GFR <15 mL/min/1.73m) and kidney replacement therapy (dialysis or transplant) is required.

Please, refer to the article on chronic kidney disease (CKD) article for a broader discussion on this entity.