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Nefrologia. 2010;30(2):151-7. doi: 10.3265/Nefrologia.pre2009.Dic.5724. Epub 2009 Dec 14.

[Outcome implications of chronic kidney disease in the elderly].

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Servicio de Nefrología, Hospital General de Segovia, Segovia.


Chronic kidney disease is considered to be a problem of public health problem from the application of Guidelines KDOQI/NKF. Majority patients diagnosed of chronic kidney disease are elderly. In these patients progression of renal disease is slow, being the mortality high to development of renal failure that needs dialysis. The current guidelines must apply with caution in these elders.

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