n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Renal disease in the elderly - a new entity? : more about... anatomical pathology
|Article Title||Renal disease in the elderly - a new entity? : more about... anatomical pathology|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||CME : Your SA Journal of CPD|
|Affiliations||1 University of Pretoria|
|Publication Date||Feb 2012|
In the elderly it is important to establish whether there is progression to renal failure. Decline in renal function with ageing is physiological and not pathological. This must be taken into account before an elderly patient is labelled as having CRD. However, if the eGFR is below 60 ml/min, even in the elderly, renal disease must be evaluated and managed.
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