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Supportive Care for the Renal Patient$
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E. Joanna Chambers, Edwina Brown, and Michael Germain

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199560035

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560035.001.0001

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End-stage renal disease in the older person

End-stage renal disease in the older person

(p.269) Chapter 14 End-stage renal disease in the older person
Supportive Care for the Renal Patient

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This chapter discusses old people who have ESRD. It defines the term ‘old’ as a person who has lived a long time and is no longer young. The chapter states that before the 1970s, dialysis treatment was only available to patients who were no older than fifty, but due to the increase in the number of older people who needed dialysis, this treatment was soon made available to those people as well. It discusses a number of factors, such as nutrition, frailty, depression, and cognitive function.

Keywords:   old, ESRD, dialysis treatment, patients, dialysis, nutrition, frailty, depression, cognitive function

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