Many nursing home residents with diabetes, CKD have Rx issues

03/4/2014 | McKnight's Long-Term Care News

About 57% of nursing home residents with diabetes and chronic kidney disease did not receive oral antidiabetic drugs in accordance with prescribing information and about 28% received a drug that was not in accordance with guidelines from the National Kidney Foundation, a study indicated. The findings in the International Journal of Nephrology suggest that physicians need to consider patients' renal function when selecting treatment plans and regularly review treatments, researchers said.

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