Rapid kidney function decline and mortality risk in older adults.

@article{Rifkin2008RapidKF,
  title={Rapid kidney function decline and mortality risk in older adults.},
  author={Dena E Rifkin and Michael G. Shlipak and Ronit Katz and Linda F. Fried and David S Siscovick and Michel B. Chonchol and Anne B. Newman and Mark J Sarnak},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={168 20},
  pages={2212-8}
}
BACKGROUND Impaired kidney function is associated with increased mortality risk in older adults. It remains unknown, however, whether longitudinal declines in kidney function are independently associated with increased cardiovascular and all-cause mortality in older adults. METHODS The Cardiovascular Health Study evaluated a cohort of community-dwelling older adults enrolled from 1989 to 1993 in 4 US communities with follow-up through 2005. Among 4380 participants, the slope of annual decline… CONTINUE READING

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