Am J Gerontol Geriatr | Volume 4, Issue 1 | Research Article | Open Access
Andia A1*, Brah S1, Abdou I2 and Adehossi E1
1Department of Internal Medicine and Geriatric, General Reference Hospital, Nigeria 2Department of Nephrology, Lamorde National Hospital, Nigeria
*Correspondance to: Andia Abdoul KaderFulltext PDF
Introduction: Kidney ageing decrease the rate of glomerular filtration potentialized by heart vasculars and metabolic risks. It’s constituted a health public problem in which geriatrics syndromes treatments are not made. Our aims were to describe the first data about epidemiologic clinic and therapeutic renal failure in elderly at hospital. Materials and Methods: Our prospective longitudinal descriptive study conducted from April to August 2017 included renal failure patients aged 60 and over hospitalized at the Nephrology Medicine Department of the HNL. Renal function was assessed by the MDRD formula. Results - the prevalence of kidney failure was 25.5% of hospitalizations with mean age are around 69.72 ± 8.7 years and 4.66 for sex ratio. 100% of patients had a creatinine clearance unless than 30 ml per min and 49% were hemodialysis. The comorbidities associated were HTA (29.4%) and diabetes (15.7%). Frailty by ABCDE tools was 60.8% and geriatrics syndromes were: Denutrition (96%), disability (62.8%) and mental deficient in 49.1%. The mortality was 31.4%. Conclusion: Kidney failure in elderly appears chronic and severe. The therapeutic should be base on preventive of cardiovascular and metabolic comorbidities and geriatrics syndrome management by multidisciplinary approach between nephrologists, geriatric and internist physicians.
Elderly; Renal failure; Geriatric syndrome; Niger
Andia A, Brah S, Abdou I, Adehossi E. Fragility Syndrome in Chronic Renal Failure in Elderly Patients Hospitalized at the Nephrology Department of the National Hospital of Lamordé (HNL). Am J Gerentol Geriatr. 2021; 4(1): 1023.