Dialysis Versus Conservative Care in the Elderly: Making a Choice
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The aging process results in marked alterations in the kidneys, impairing their ability to maintain homeostasis, adapt to changing local environments and recover from injury. These changes are both anatomical and functional and have been considered the cause of the increased propensity of the elderly to acute or chronic renal failure that may be accelerated and/or accentuated by diseases such as diabetes mellitus and hypertension.
KeywordsOlder Elderly Chronic Kidney Disease Dialysis Conservative Care Renal Supportive Care
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