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Peritoneal dialysis in the nursing-home patient

  • Charles R. Schleifer
Part of the Developments in Nephrology book series (DINE, volume 34)

Abstract

As nephrologists, we find ourselves in the forefront of geriatric care. In 1984, 25% of the ESRD population of the U.S. was 65 and older. By 1990, approximately 40% of the ESRD patients were 65 and older, and by the year 2000 it is projected that 60% will be in the geriatric group. Frequently, in our hospital consultations, we see the very old patients and are called upon to make life-and-death decisions after other treatment modalities have been exhausted. It, therefore, behooves us to be aware of the problems of the aged, including their long-term care.

Keywords

Nursing Home Peritoneal Dialysis Geriatric Patient ESRD Patient Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis 
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