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Chronic kidney disease mortality in the elderly
It is well established that in the general population chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with mortality, but little is reported about older nursing home residents with CKD's risk for all-cause mortality, cardiovascular-related or infection-related mortality, as well as risk for hospitalization. This Chinese study found that in older NH residents (mean age 86.0 + 7.6) with stage 3B and stage 4/5 CKD, all these associations were significantly higher and predicted higher risk of mortality. (Free abstract only.)  Journal of the American Medical Directors Association (11/2012)