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Rapid Decline in Renal Function

Purpose:

To evaluate the rate of decline in renal function in an older adult based on the study of Rifkin et al.

Specialty:

Nephrology
Clinical Laboratory

Objective:

laboratory tests, severity, prognosis, stage, disease progression, complication detection

ICD-10:

N00-N08, N10-N16, N17-N19

Description:

Rifkin et al evaluated the decline in renal function over time in older adults. A rapid decline in renal function is associated with a greater risk for mortality. The authors are from multiple universities in the United States.

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