Summary. Older patients should be screened for renal insufficiency. The Cockcroft/Gault formula using ideal body weight may provide the most conservative and useful estimation of GFR in elderly patients.Although this seems counterintuitive at first glance, patientsa#39; GFR is believed to be an end result of years of hypertension ... Again, understanding of this phenomena may be that weight loss is a consequence of the disease, rather than a cause.
|Title||:||Clinical Significance of Chronic Kidney Disease in the Elderly|
|Author||:||Kathryn Marie Daniel|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|