March 18, 2015

CKD in Elderly Patients Managed without Dialysis: Survival, Symptoms, and Quality of Life

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This is a very important prospective observational study looking at conservative management in a predialysis population managed without dialysis.  The elderly population that chose not to initiate dialysis survived a median of 16 months in part due to palliative care that provided “reasonable” symptom management and quality of life.

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