Epidemiology of chronic kidney disease and anemia.

  title={Epidemiology of chronic kidney disease and anemia.},
  author={Bruce E. Robinson},
  journal={Journal of the American Medical Directors Association},
  volume={7 9 Suppl},
  pages={S3-6; quiz S17-21}
Anemia is a common comorbidity of chronic kidney disease (CKD). As the diseased kidney loses its ability to produce the erythropoietin essential to the production of hemoglobin, anemia ensues. The age-related rise in CKD makes anemia in CKD a problem of increasing prevalence among residents of long-term care facilities. CKD refers to the entire continuum of renal disease that progresses from mildly impaired kidney function (stage 1, glomerular filtration rate [GFR] > or =90 mL/min/1.73 m(2)) to… CONTINUE READING

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