Navigation Links
Chronic Kidney Disease Tied to Heart Problems in Elderly
Date:4/21/2011

THURSDAY, April 21 (HealthDay News) -- Chronic kidney disease is common among Americans over 80 years of age and is often linked with heart disease, a new study says.

Researchers examined the prevalence of chronic kidney disease in 1,028 octogenarians in four U.S. communities enrolled in the long-term Cardiovascular Health Study All Stars. The prevalence of chronic kidney disease varied from 33 to 51 percent, depending on whether the researchers used blood serum levels of creatinine or cystatin C as markers of the disease.

The findings highlight the fact that using different formulas to assess kidney function in people in their 80s results in different estimates of the chronic kidney disease prevalence in this age group, the investigators said.

The study authors noted that no "gold standard" to estimate the prevalence of chronic kidney disease in octogenarians has been developed or validated.

However, no matter which formula was used to assess kidney function, chronic kidney disease in octogenarians was associated with cardiovascular disease. Participants with chronic kidney disease were 1.5 to two times more likely than those without chronic kidney disease to have coronary heart disease, heart failure or stroke, according to the report.

The study is published in the April 21 online issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

More information

The American Academy of Family Physicians has more about chronic kidney disease.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, news release, April 21, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Young patients with chronic illnesses find relief in acupuncture
2. Exposure to 9/11 Fumes Tied to Chronic Headaches
3. One in Two Children Has Chronic Health Issues
4. Chronic Migraines Take a Greater Toll
5. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome-Virus Link Questioned
6. Study Suggests Low-Consuming Medicare Beneficiaries With Chronic Disease Are More Costly to Program
7. Chronic Back Pain Soothed by Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
8. Virus Unlikely to Cause Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
9. New Study: Improved Immune System with Gene-Eden, a Natural Antiviral Supplement that Targets Chronic Viruses
10. National Study Reports Staggering Spending Increases Among Seniors With Chronic Conditions Through Original Medicare - Special Needs Plan Program Offers Solution For Those In Texas
11. M. D. Anderson develops tool to measure severity of chronic graft-vs.-host disease symptoms
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Chronic Kidney Disease Tied to Heart Problems in Elderly
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Apple ... care services, staged a mock evacuation of the facility as part of a disaster ... Fire Department, Echo Hose EMS and Shelton City Emergency Manager, as well as the ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Global Healthcare Management’s ... Alexandria Park in Milford, NJ. This free event, sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s ... The fun run is geared towards children of all ages; it is a ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “The Journey: From the ... danger possible to save lost souls in the Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains ... a dedicated teacher of the Bible. She has taught all ages and currently teaches ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Planet Fitness, one of the largest and ... plans to open a flagship location in Covington, LA at 401 N. U.S. Highway ... store next to Office Depot in the Holiday Square shopping center. Its location allows ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Asante, a nationally recognized health system in ... existing home health joint venture through an agreement, effective October 1, 2017, to ... home health company with Asante, delivering clinically integrated care, for the past eight ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/10/2017)... -- NDS received FDA 510(k) clearance in May 2017 for its highly ... designed for endoscopy environments. An innovative secondary monitor solution, ZeroWire ... support the improvement of patient outcomes, procedural efficiency, and the lowering ... ... ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... 4, 2017  South Korean-based healthcare product Development Company ... "cprCUBE" on Kickstarter. The device will educate the user ... with better efficiency compared to the dated and pricey ... on efficacy of the compression for a more informed ... goal to raise $5,000. ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... 2017  Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: ... third quarter of 2017 on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. ... day with the investment community and media to further ... call will begin at 9 a.m. Eastern time. Investors, ... webcast of the conference call through a link that ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: