A patient-centered vision of care for ESRD: dialysis as a bridging treatment or as a final destination?

@article{Vandecasteele2014APV,
  title={A patient-centered vision of care for ESRD: dialysis as a bridging treatment or as a final destination?},
  author={Stefaan Johan Vandecasteele and Manjula Kurella Tamura},
  journal={Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN},
  year={2014},
  volume={25 8},
  pages={1647-51}
}
The ESRD population is heterogeneous, including patients without severe comorbidity for whom dialysis is a bridge to transplantation or a long-term maintenance treatment, as well as patients with a limited life expectancy as a result of advanced age or severe comorbidity for whom dialysis will be the final treatment destination. The complex medical and… CONTINUE READING