Proceedings From the Symposium on Kidney Disease in Older People: Royal Society of Medicine, London, January 19, 2017

Abdulla, Aza, Wright, Pandora N, Ross, Louise E, Gallagher, Hugh, Iyasere, Osasuyi, Ma, Nan, Bartholomew, Carol, Lowton, Karen and Brown, Edwina A (2017) Proceedings From the Symposium on Kidney Disease in Older People: Royal Society of Medicine, London, January 19, 2017. Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, 3. pp. 1-19. ISSN 2333-7214

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Abstract

People are living longer. On the whole, they have healthier lives and many of the problems previously seen at a younger age now appear in their later years. Kidneys, like other organs, age, and kidney disease in the aged is a prime example. In the United Kingdom, as in other developed countries, the prevalence of end stage kidney disease is highest in the 70- to 79-year-old age group. There are many older people who require renal replacement and are now considered for dialysis. While older patients with end-stage renal disease invariably aspire for a better quality of life, this needs a specialized approach and management. In January 2017, the Royal Society of Medicine held a seminar in London on “Kidney Disease in Older People” with presentations from a multidisciplinary body of experts speaking on various aspects of kidney problems in this age group and its management. The objectives were to increase awareness and improve the understanding of nephrology in the context of geriatric medicine but also geriatrics in its interface with nephrology, especially in the area of chronic kidney disease.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Sociology
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Depositing User: Karen Lowton
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2018 12:51
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2018 12:52
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/72701

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