Detecting chronic kidney disease in older people; what are the implications?

@article{Roderick2008DetectingCK,
  title={Detecting chronic kidney disease in older people; what are the implications?},
  author={Paul J Roderick and Richard J Atkins and Liam Smeeth and Dorothea D M Nitsch and Richard B. Hubbard and Astrid Elizabeth Fletcher and C. J. Bulpitt},
  journal={Age and ageing},
  year={2008},
  volume={37 2},
  pages={179-86}
}
BACKGROUND national policy is focused on early identification, referral and management of chronic kidney disease (CKD) to prevent both progression to endstage renal failure and cardiovascular disease. However, the significance of identifying CKD in older people is unclear. OBJECTIVE to determine the frequency of CKD in older people using estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), and its associations with morbidity and functional measures. DESIGN observational cross-sectional analysis of… CONTINUE READING

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