Cynthia Barclay

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Home hemodialysis (HHD) is superior to in-center hemodialysis (ICHD) in terms of survival, quality of life, and cost-effectiveness. However, assistance from family members in performing HHD is not always available to patients, and professional assistance for HHD can be cost prohibitive. For certain patients, ICHD can be impractical due to difficulties in(More)
End stage renal disease (ESRD) patients who arediagnosed to have a terminal illness or severedebility have limited options for theircontinued care. This results in a frequentdecision to withdraw dialysis support. Due totheir tenuous condition, continuedtransportation to the dialysis facility furtheraggravates the emotional, financial andphysical burden to(More)
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