Clin-Star corner: What is new at the interface of geriatrics and nephrology?
Journal Article (Journal Article)
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is prevalent and burdensome among older adults in the United States. CKD affects at least 15% of the US population, and adults over 65 comprise the largest subset within this group. In this special article, we highlight key findings of three recent original investigations in nephrology and describe each study, relevance to the care of older adults, and current areas of uncertainty that warrant further investigation. Articles relate to removal of the race adjustment in the estimation of kidney function, the use of novel therapeutics to halt CKD progression and improve cardiovascular outcomes, and medication management for short-term pain control in CKD.
- Nair, D; Hall, RK
- August 2022
Volume / Issue
- 70 / 8
Start / End Page
- 2219 - 2224
Pubmed Central ID
Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
- United States