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Chronic Kidney Disease in Elderly Individuals

Chronic Kidney Disease in Elderly Individuals EDITORIAL HRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE (CKD) IN- An article in this issue of the Archives addresses im- creases the risk of progression to end- portant aspects of these unresolved questions. O’Hare et stage renal disease (ESRD) and is asso- al have used data from the Veterans Health Administra- ciated with greater risk of death and of tion to address important aspects of these unresolved ques- C cardiovascular outcomes. Because the in- tions, both in previous work and in an article in this is- 10,11 cidence of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease is so sue of the Archives. They previously showed that the much higher in patients with CKD than in the general risk of death exceeded the risk of treatment for ESRD for population, the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Task individuals aged 65 to 84 years with stage 3 and stage 4 Force on Cardiovascular Disease concluded that pa- CKD. For individuals older than 85 years, the risk of tients with CKD should be considered to be in the high- death was greater than that of ESRD, even when the eGFR est risk category (ie, a coronary heart disease risk equiva- was below 15 mL/min/1.73 m . These results should serve lent) http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Internal Medicine American Medical Association

Chronic Kidney Disease in Elderly Individuals

JAMA Internal Medicine , Volume 170 (11) – Jun 14, 2010

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2010 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
2168-6106
eISSN
2168-6114
DOI
10.1001/archinternmed.2010.136
pmid
20548002
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Abstract

EDITORIAL HRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE (CKD) IN- An article in this issue of the Archives addresses im- creases the risk of progression to end- portant aspects of these unresolved questions. O’Hare et stage renal disease (ESRD) and is asso- al have used data from the Veterans Health Administra- ciated with greater risk of death and of tion to address important aspects of these unresolved ques- C cardiovascular outcomes. Because the in- tions, both in previous work and in an article in this is- 10,11 cidence of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease is so sue of the Archives. They previously showed that the much higher in patients with CKD than in the general risk of death exceeded the risk of treatment for ESRD for population, the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Task individuals aged 65 to 84 years with stage 3 and stage 4 Force on Cardiovascular Disease concluded that pa- CKD. For individuals older than 85 years, the risk of tients with CKD should be considered to be in the high- death was greater than that of ESRD, even when the eGFR est risk category (ie, a coronary heart disease risk equiva- was below 15 mL/min/1.73 m . These results should serve lent)

Journal

JAMA Internal MedicineAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jun 14, 2010

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