Chronic Peritoneal Dialysis in the Elderly

  • E. Grapsa
  • D. G. Oreopoulos

Commonly, an individual is designated as elderly at 65 years. During the last century, the number of people living beyond age 65 has increased and this will continue increasing. In 1900, only 4% of the Western world’s population was over 65 years of age, but now this fraction is 12% and rising [1]. By the year 2040, 21% of the population in the United States will be over 65, and by the year 2050, one in 20 people in the United States will be older than 85 [2, 3].


Peritoneal Dialysis Dialysis Patient Hemodialysis Patient Advance Directive ESRD Patient 
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  • D. G. Oreopoulos
  1. 1.Alexandra Hospital, Renal UnitGreece

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