Chronic kidney disease in older people; disease or dilemma?

  title={Chronic kidney disease in older people; disease or dilemma?},
  author={Mesbah Uddin Ahmed and Siobhan H. M. Brown and Ahmed H Abdelhafiz},
  journal={Saudi journal of kidney diseases and transplantation : an official publication of the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation, Saudi Arabia},
  volume={21 5},
The majority of patients diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are elderly and CKD is linked with poor cardiovascular, cognitive, and disability outcomes in these people. Only a minority of these patients will progress to end stage renal disease (ESRD) while the majority will die due to cardiovascular disease. Thus, only a small number of these patients with CKD will benefit from specialist nephrologist assessment. The priority for the remainder should be cardiovascular disease prevention… CONTINUE READING

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