Sanah Z Parvez

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Despite the potential benefits of conservative management, providers rarely discuss it as a viable treatment option for patients with advanced CKD. This survey was to describe the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of nephrologists and primary care providers regarding conservative management for patients with advanced CKD in the(More)
PURPOSE Many individuals with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) have adequate arteries and veins for construction of an arteriovenous fistula (AVF) but the fistula may be too deep to cannulate because of overlying adipose tissue. This study evaluated the safety and efficacy of liposuction to superficialize deep AVFs. METHODS Between September 2009 and(More)
BACKGROUND Prognosis is a component of medical practice imbued with uncertainty. In nephrology, where mortality rates of elderly patients on dialysis are comparable to those of cancer patients, the implications of prognosis are unavoidable. Yet while most patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) desire to hear their prognosis, many nephrologists balk at(More)
INTRODUCTION Assessment of dialysis-related symptoms is not currently a requirement for hemodialysis (HD) providers in the United States. The purpose of this study was to describe patients' perspectives on symptoms associated with end-stage chronic kidney disease treated with thrice-weekly, in-center HD. METHODS We performed a qualitative study using(More)
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