A Sensible Approach to Address Dialysis Adequacy in the Elderly

  • Nicole StankusEmail author
  • John T. Daugirdas


A number of relevant issues regarding whether to start dialysis or manage an older patient with conservative therapy and whether to start hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis are covered in other chapters of this handbook. This chapter is limited to the question of what sort of hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis prescription we should write for an older patient, once the decision has been made to manage their advanced symptomatic kidney disease with chronic renal replacement therapy.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of NephrologyUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoChicagoUSA

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