Evaluation and Management of the Older Adult with Chronic Kidney Disease
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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.
Medical Specialties | Medicine and Health Sciences | Osteopathic Medicine and Osteopathy
Rivas, Kenya M.; Hames, Elizabeth; and Masri, Hady, "Evaluation and Management of the Older Adult with Chronic Kidney Disease" (2014). College of Osteopathic Medicine Faculty Articles. 848.