Loss of renal function in the elderly Italians: a physiologic or pathologic process?

@article{Esposito2012LossOR,
  title={Loss of renal function in the elderly Italians: a physiologic or pathologic process?},
  author={Ciro Esposito and Massimo Torreggiani and Marta Arazzi and Nicoletta Serpieri and Maria Lucia Scaramuzzi and Alessandra Manini and Fabrizio Grosjean and Vittoria Esposito and Davide Catucci and Edoardo La Porta and Antonio Dal Canton},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  year={2012},
  volume={67 12},
  pages={1387-93}
}
BACKGROUND Nowadays it seems that chronic kidney disease (CKD) is outbreaking, mostly in the elderly participants. The aim of this study was to assess the progression of CKD in different ages. METHODS We conducted a monocentric, retrospective, observational study enrolling 116 patients afferent to our outpatient clinic. INCLUSION CRITERIA age >18 years, follow-up ≥5 years, estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) <60mL/min/1.73 m(2), and/or diagnosed renal disease and/or presence of… CONTINUE READING

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