Kidney Disease and Anemia in Elderly Patients.

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Kidney Disease and Anemia in Elderly Patients.

Clin Geriatr Med. 2019 Aug;35(3):327-337

Authors: Musio F

Anemia is a very common complicating feature of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the elderly. Noninvasive assessment of renal function in the elderly may include several equations although they may actually underestimate the true glomerular filtration rate (GFR). In summary, anemia in the setting of CKD in the elderly is generally underrecognized and undertreated, leading to associations of increased morbidity and mortality. The likelihood of benefits of treatment of anemia in this rapidly increasing subset of patients with CKD remains very high.

PMID: 31230734 [PubMed - in process]

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