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      Renal Disease in the Elderly

      Nephron

      S. Karger AG

      Elderly, renal disease, Glomerulonephritis, Tubulointerstitial nephritis, End-stage renal failure

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          There are structural and functional changes which take place in the kidney with age. These changes have an impact on patient management, particularly with respect to drug therapy. It is unlikely that glomerulonephritis is less common in the elderly, and any apparent difference with respect to younger patients most likely reflects clinical practice rather than any inherent difference in the aged kidney. Tubulointerstitial nephritis may be more common and is most likely linked to drug therapy. The management of end-stage renal failure in the elderly should not be significantly different from that in younger patients and should be based on the capacity for rehabilitation rather than any arbitrary age.

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          Journal
          NEF
          Nephron
          10.1159/issn.1660-8151
          Nephron
          S. Karger AG
          1660-8151
          2235-3186
          1998
          September 1998
          04 September 1998
          : 80
          : 1
          : 6-16
          Affiliations
          Department of Renal Medicine, St. James’s University Hospital, Leeds, UK
          Article
          45119 Nephron1998;80:6–16
          10.1159/000045119
          9730697
          © 1998 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          References: 42, Pages: 11
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          Self URI (application/pdf): https://www.karger.com/Article/Pdf/45119
          Categories
          Nephrology Grand Rounds. Clinical Issues in Nephrology<br>Section Editors: Prof. E. Ritz and Dr. M. Zeier, Heidelberg

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