Estimating the prevalence of renal insufficiency in seniors requiring long-term care.

@article{Garg2004EstimatingTP,
  title={Estimating the prevalence of renal insufficiency in seniors requiring long-term care.},
  author={Amit X. Garg and Alexandra Papaioannou and Nicole C. Ferko and Glenda Campbell and Jane Clarke and Joel G. Ray},
  journal={Kidney international},
  year={2004},
  volume={65 2},
  pages={649-53}
}
BACKGROUND Renal function declines with age, but little is known about the extent of renal insufficiency among the institutionalized elderly. The objective of this study was to estimate the prevalence of low glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in a large sample of elderly adults living in long-term care facilities, and to compare two commonly used methods for estimating GFR. METHODS A total of 9931 residents aged 65 years and older participated in a retrospective cross-sectional study of 87 long… CONTINUE READING

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