Kidney Disease in Older People – why we should be involved as Geriatricians

Miles Witham is a Clinical Reader in Ageing and Health, University of Dundee, and is an Associate Editor for Age and Ageing journal.shutterstock_79903867

If you are reading this post in having fought through a bad winter, overburdened by emergency admissions and colleague absences, your initial reaction to the title might well be ‘Oh no, yet another area of work that someone wants me to take on’. Having been on call this weekend, I sympathise – but allow me to illustrate why I think that the time has arrived for us as geriatricians to get involved in kidney disease. Continue reading