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Managing Chronic Kidney Disease in Older People

Steven Jay Rosansky, MD1
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1Dorn Research Institute, William Jennings Bryan Dorn Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Columbia, South Carolina
JAMA. 2016;315(3):306-307. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.15993.
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To the Editor Dr Levey and colleagues1 and Dr Glassock and colleagues2 debated whether age calibration should be required to determine chronic kidney disease (CKD) in older people. However, this is not what matters to patients. The rate of loss of renal function, not age calibration of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), is what really matters.


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January 19, 2016
Richard J. Glassock, MD; Pierre Delanaye, MD, PhD; Meguid El-Nahas, MD, PhD, FRCP
1Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, Laguna Niguel
2Department of Nephrology, Dialysis, and Transplantation, University of Liege, Liege, Belgium
3Sheffield Kidney Institute, Global Kidney Academy, Sheffield, England
JAMA. 2016;315(3):307-308. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.15999.
January 19, 2016
Andrew S. Levey, MD; Lesley A. Inker, MD, MS; Josef Coresh, MD, PhD
1Division of Nephrology, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts
2Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
JAMA. 2016;315(3):307. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.16002.
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