Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is prevalent and burdensome among older adults in the United States. CKD affects at least 15% of the US population, and adults over 65 comprise the largest subset within this group. In this special article, we highlight key findings of three recent original investigations in nephrology and describe each study, relevance to the care of older adults, and current areas of uncertainty that warrant further investigation. Articles relate to removal of the race adjustment in the estimation of kidney function, the use of novel therapeutics to halt CKD progression and improve cardiovascular outcomes, and medication management for short-term pain control in CKD.
Keywords: aging; chronic kidney disease; nephrology.
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