Age, CKD and other kidney messages

David C Harris and John Feehally
Med J Aust 2014; 200 (4): . || doi: 10.5694/mja14.00031
Published online: 3 March 2014

Chronic kidney disease in the elderly is common, potentially harmful and amenable to nuanced management

Every March for the past 8 years, the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations have jointly organised World Kidney Day (WKD; The purpose of WKD is to increase the awareness of kidney disease among politicians, the general public, general practitioners, physicians, nephrologists and other health care workers. WKD has been taken up with gusto in an increasing number of countries around the world, including Australia, and it is evident that the messages are being heard and to some extent have influenced policy. This year’s WKD will be held on 13 March, around the theme of “Chronic kidney disease (CKD) and aging”. Is this a message as substantive as those of previous WKDs?

  • David C Harris1
  • John Feehally2

  • 1 Department of Renal Medicine, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.
  • 2 The John Walls Renal Unit, Leicester General Hospital, Leicester, UK.


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