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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 [...]

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Shared Decision Making - Dialysis at Age 75 Years or Older

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufMajZCWM-A Research from Mayo Clinic finds that half of elderly patients who start dialysis after age 75 will die within one year. Lead study author and a health care delivery scholar with the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery Bjorg Thorsteinsdottir, M.D., says, “Many elderly patients and [...]

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