The Aging Kidney: More Pieces to the Puzzle

Glassock, Richard J.
April 2011
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Apr2011, Vol. 86 Issue 4, p271
Academic Journal
The author reflects on a study by A. D. Rule and colleagues which analyzes cortical renal biopsy specimens and renal or metabolic functional parameters from transplant donors. The study discovers 73% increase in the frequency of nephrosclerosis in donors 70 to 77 years of age compared to three percent in donors 18 to 29 years of age. It also finds that there is a correlation between the extent of global glomerulosclerosis with decreased glomerular density.


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