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High Rates of Untreated Kidney Failure Seen in Elderly
Date:6/19/2012

lgarn, of the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada, and her colleagues said in the news release.

The researchers suggested that doctors should offer treatment for kidney disease to older adults who could benefit from it. They also concluded that there is a need for improvement in the identification of older adults with chronic kidney disease and the development of appropriate treatments.

In addition, more research is needed to better understand the factors that influence older adults' decisions to receive treatment for advanced kidney disease, the study authors said.

More information

The U.S. National Library of Medicine has more about kidney failure.

-- Mary Elizabeth Dallas

SOURCE: Journal of the American Medical Association news release, June 14, 2012


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