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Hemodialysis.com Author Interview: Prof Sunil Bhandari
Consultant Nephrologist/Honorary Clinical Professor
Director of Clinical Studies HYMS
Head of School of Medicine (East)
Chair of MBBS Programme Board
Hemodialysis.com: What are the main findings of the study?
Prof: Bhandari: The prevalence of potentially inappropriate (contra-indicated, dosing error based on eGFR) medication prescribing in elderly patients (>70years) with chronic kidney disease stages 3-5 (mean eGFR 17ml/min/1.73m2) is high at 56%. The main drugs inappropriately prescribed are antibiotics (21%) and antihypertensive (19%).