Geriatric Renal problems

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What you'll learn

The prevalence of renal failure in the elderly during the last decades has been increasing rapidly. The management of ‘critically ill CRF patients’ in the elderly is a clinical challenge for nephrologists and intensivists. read more »»

Epidemiological studies have shown pre-existing renal dysfunction to be a significant cause for an increase in the risk of death, particularly for those patients admitted in the ICU.

Common pathophysiological mechanisms leading to kidney damage might result in the development of AKI and the worsening of CKD in older patients, thus causing end-stage kidney disease and acting as major risk factors for non-renal acute or chronic organ dysfunction.

This course on geriatric renal diseases will help you to understand about prevalence, etiology, predisposing factors in the elderly, age-related changes, geriatric syndromes, management, and a lot more to upgrade your knowledge to the next level.

Who should attend?

  • General practitioners
  • Primary care physicians
  • Undergraduate medical students (Interns)
  • Postgraduate students in medicine
  • Nurses
  • Life science graduates
  • Physicians practicing Alternative Medicine (AYUSH)

Key concepts covered include:

An overview of

  • Renal diseases in elderly
  • Prevalence
  • Etiology and predisposing factors in elderly
  • Age-related changes
  • Geriatric syndromes and management


Dr. O.P. Sharma

Sr. Consultant at Geriatric Medicine, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi and Emeritus Clinical Tutor at Apollo Hospitals Educational and Research Foundation.


DR. O. P. Sharma is the Sr. Consultant of Geriatric Medicine at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi. He is the General Secretary of the Geriatric Society of India. He is a National Professor of Geriatrics. Dr. Sharma holds the position of Editor for Principles & Practices in Geriatric Medicine 2015, Chief Editor of Indian Journal of Geriatric Care, and Course Director cum Editor: AKN Sinha Institute – Geriatric Course. He also served in the positions as Editor of Indian Recommendations for Vaccination in Older Adults 2015, Core Committee Member of International Council on Adult Immunization – USA, Expert Group Member Geriatrics: Indian Council of Medical & Research, Expert Committee Member – Haj Vaccination initiatives – Malaysia 2015, Medscape “Pneumococcal Disease –A toxic Mix” Munich Germany 2013, Expert Committee Member of South East Asia Pneumococcal meet – Hong Kong 2013, Invited Speaker at World Anti-Ageing Conference held at Las Vegas, USA during 2007.

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