Although it is known that comorbidity is the norm in the typical long-term care (LTC) resident,
1our observations on the prevalence of chronic kidney disease in an urban 350-bed Bronx LTC facility surprised us. Presented in brief are our findings, which may have implications in the management of residents in LTC. Evaluation of kidney function and prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the LTC setting has received attention in a recent publication.
- Messinger-Rapport B.J.
- Tomas D.R.
- Gammack J.K.
- Morley J.E.
Clinical update on nursing home medicine.
J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2009; 10: 530-553
2Renal function influences the dosing of medications primarily metabolized or removed by the kidney, and is directly linked to evaluation and management in several situations (eg, anemia, electrolyte imbalance, dietary prescription, cognition, affect, planning for dialysis). With knowledge of kidney function of the residents, we additionally looked at the prevalence of anemia and falls in this population. We observed that the prevalence of all 3 conditions (CKD, anemia, and falls) was high.
- McClellan W.M.
- Resnick B.
- Bradbury B.D.
- et al.
Prevalence and severity of chronic kidney disease and anemia in the nursing home population.
J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2010; 11: 33-41
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