Working together to understand kidney disease in older people

The British Geriatrics Society and the European Renal Association have collaborated to produce a collection of articles from across their journals on the topic of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in older people.

The three journals, Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation(NDT), Clinical Kidney Journal(CKJ), and Age and Ageing are leading publishers of research in their fields and recognise the important shared interest in renal health in older populations. Members of each Editorial Board joined forces to curate the collection and to co-write an editorial which has been published across all three journals.

CKD is predicted to become a leading cause of death in countries with long life expectancy. It has a bidirectional link with ageing but remains an under-recognised condition. This collection aims to bring together research for clinicians in the specialties of renal medicine and in older people’s healthcare to better understand the interaction between ageing and kidney disease.

Key topics from the curated collection include cognitive decline, sarcopenia, wasting and cardiovascular and non-cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, the management of kidney failure and gender differences in CKD progression.

Learn more on the importance of diagnosis and managing chronic kidney disease in older adults.

View the collection here.

Read the editorial here.