Deciding to dialyse


End stage renal failure is becoming a big issue – renal failure is more common, and the lack of organs means that alternative forms of renal replacement therapy need to be sought. That brings us to dialysis – but how to choose?

It’s a theme in the Archives of Internal Medicine this month, and first off, an article comparing outcomes for both types of dialysis. Although the outcomes were generally similar, the early days of PD had a higher risk of death, but there has been a progressive improvement in outcomes over the years. 

Then there’s also this discussion article on how choices have been made in the United States, with discussions on quality of life and patient satisfaction. 

Read it all at the links above. If you’re wondering about when to dialyse in the first place, have a read over here


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