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Renal Disease in the Aged

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Porush Jerome G., Faubert Pierre F. . 399 pages. Boston: :Little, Brown and Company; ;1991.. $59.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1992;116(6):527-528. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-116-6-527_4
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Several texts published within the last few years have focused on the subject of renal disease in the elderly. A worthy product might dispel ageism and diagnostic and therapeutic nihilism, and reduce iatrogenesis, by reinforcing the potentially positive outcome of the proper management of renal disease in the elderly. In the frail elderly, multiple medical illnesses often result in multifactorial causes of renal disease, and the more subtle aspects of the diagnosis and management of renal disease are often lost in the context of dementia, cardiovascular disease, or stroke, which are often more proximal causes of functional impairment, morbidity and


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