Acute kidney injury increases risk of ESRD among elderly.

  title={Acute kidney injury increases risk of ESRD among elderly.},
  author={Areef Ishani and Jay L Xue and Jonathan Himmelfarb and Paul W. Eggers and Paul L. Kimmel and Bruce A Molitoris and Allan J. Collins},
  journal={Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN},
  volume={20 1},
Risk for ESRD among elderly patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) has not been studied in a large, representative sample. This study aimed to determine incidence rates and hazard ratios for developing ESRD in elderly individuals, with and without chronic kidney disease (CKD), who had AKI. In the 2000 5% random sample of Medicare beneficiaries, clinical conditions were identified using Medicare claims; ESRD treatment information was obtained from ESRD registration during 2 yr of follow-up. Our… CONTINUE READING
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