End-stage renal disease and its management in older adults

Clin Geriatr Med. 1998 May;14(2):255-65.


The older patient with renal disease presents the nephrologist with a formidable problem list: treatment of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in these patients can be viewed as a continuum in the management of several diseases at one time. The older ESRD patient with complex medical problems is a challenge to the health care team, clearly requiring the cooperation of physician, nurse, dialysis technician, social worker, dietician, physical medicine specialist, and a host of other subspecialists. The outcomes, however, are gratifying, in that a satisfactory and enjoyable autumn of life is attainable for many.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Aging / physiology
  • Comorbidity
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Kidney / physiology
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / epidemiology
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / therapy*
  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Male
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Renal Dialysis