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Comment & Response
January 19, 2016

Managing Chronic Kidney Disease in Older People

Author Affiliations
  • 1Dorn Research Institute, William Jennings Bryan Dorn Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Columbia, South Carolina
JAMA. 2016;315(3):306-307. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.15993

To the Editor Dr Levey and colleagues1 and Dr Glassock and colleagues2 debated whether age calibration should be required to determine chronic kidney disease (CKD) in older people. However, this is not what matters to patients. The rate of loss of renal function, not age calibration of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), is what really matters.