College of Osteopathic Medicine Faculty Articles

Title

Evaluation and Management of the Older Adult with Chronic Kidney Disease

Publication Title

ELSEVIER

Volume

41

Issue

4

Publication Date / Copyright Date

12-1-2014

Abstract

The medical and economic burden of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is borne disproportionally by the geriatric population. The older kidney is capable of maintaining homeostasis of body fluids and electrolytes but has limited physiologic reserves. Avoidance of nephrotoxic agents is an important aspect of the management of patients with CKD The geriatric population with CKD is at heightened risk for acute kidney injury, which predisposes to worsening CKD. Comprehensive geriatric assessment and shared decision making are vital for determining the appropriate management of older adults with CKD.

Disciplines

Medical Specialties | Medicine and Health Sciences | Osteopathic Medicine and Osteopathy

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