Living with Kidney Disease: What older patients MUST KNOW to avoid unnecessary dialysis
Episode 178: Living with Kidney Disease: What older patients MUST KNOW to avoid unnecessary dialysis. Current Nephrology guidelines recommend an age-neutral approach to managing Chronic Kidney Disease based on eGFR and the presence of proteinuria (protein leakage). Dr. Rosansky will discuss why this approach may need to be modified since there is a large difference in the progression of CKD between older and younger adults with similar eGFRs. Compared to younger adults, older CKD patients lose their kidney function more slowly and have other medical conditions to deal with. Dr. Rosansky is a retired Nephrologist and author of the helpful book Learn The Facts About Kidney Disease.
► Learn more about the related research Dr. Roasnsky references at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/317929890_Treatment_decisions_for_older_adults_with_advanced_chronic_kidney_disease