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Dialysis for the Elderly: New Evidence from Mayo Clinic to Guide Shared Decision-Making

Dialysis for the Elderly: New Evidence from Mayo Clinic to Guide Shared Decision-Making

ROCHESTER, Minn. — New research from Mayo Clinic finds that half of elderly patients who start dialysis after age 75 will die within one year. The findings are being presented this week at the American Society of Nephrology's Kidney Week 2013 in Atlanta. JOURNALISTS: For multimedia resources and membership, visit the Mayo Clinic News Network. "Many elderly patients [...]

Created by Shelly Plutowski

Dr. Thorsteinsdottir - Few Go Home (:23)

Dr. Thorsteinsdottir explains that the study found that few patients were able to recover enough to go home, but instead died or went to nursing home.

Created by Joel Streed

Dr. Thorsteinsdottir - Study Findings (:40)

Dr. Thorsteinsdottir explains the findings of the study that looked at mortality and morbidity with Dialysis in older patients

Created by Joel Streed

Dr. Thorsteinsdottir - Problem Statement (:22)

Dr. Thorsteinsdottir explains why they took a look at the dialysis issue in older patients.

Created by Joel Streed