Renal replacement therapy in the elderly population.

  title={Renal replacement therapy in the elderly population.},
  author={Joseph R. Berger and S. Susan Hedayati},
  journal={Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN},
  volume={7 6},
ESRD has become an important problem for elderly patients. The segment of the ESRD population age 65 years or older has grown considerably, and this growth is expected to accelerate in coming years. Nephrologists caring for the elderly with advanced kidney disease will encounter patients with comorbid conditions common in younger patients, as well as physical, psychological, and social challenges that occur with increased frequency in the aging population. These challenging factors must be… CONTINUE READING