Chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease in the elderly population: current prevalence, future projections, and clinical significance.

@article{Stevens2010ChronicKD,
  title={Chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease in the elderly population: current prevalence, future projections, and clinical significance.},
  author={Lesley Ann Stevens and Gautham Viswanathan and Daniel E Weiner},
  journal={Advances in chronic kidney disease},
  year={2010},
  volume={17 4},
  pages={293-301}
}
The world's population is aging, with the number of older adults projected to increase dramatically over the next 2 decades. This trend poses major challenges to health care systems, reflecting the greater health care use and more comorbid conditions among elderly adults. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a substantial concern in the elderly population, with both an increasing incidence of treated kidney failure with dialysis as well as a high prevalence of earlier stages of CKD. Given the high… CONTINUE READING

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