Geriatric syndromes in patients with chronic kidney disease

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Tomasz Gołębiowski ; Hanna Augustyniak-Bartosik ; Wacław Weyde ; Marian Klinger (2016)
  • Publisher: Index Copernicus International S.A.
  • Journal: Postępy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej (issn: 0032-5449, eissn: 1732-2693)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.5604/01.3001.0009.6838
  • Subject: geriatric syndrome | Frail | chronic kidney disease | hemodialysis | zespół geriatryczny | przewlekła choroba nerek | Medicine | R

The recent epidemiologic data pointed out, that the general number of patients on hemodialysis is steadily increasing, especially in group of elderly patients over 75 years old. The geriatric syndromes are a multietiological disorder related to physiological aging and partly associated with comorbid conditions. Frailty, falls, functional decline and disability, cognitive impairment and depression are main geriatric syndromes and occurs in patients with impaired renal function more often than among general population. The causes of higher prevalence of those syndromes are not well known, but uremic environment and overall renal replacement therapy may have an important impact on its progress. The patient with geriatric syndrome require comprehensive treatment as well as physical rehabilitation, psychiatric cure and support in everyday activities.Herein below we would like to review recent literature regarding to particular features of main geriatric syndromes in a group of nephrological patients.
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