Although advances in medical science and technology have led to improvements in population health and longevity, the potential benefits of interventions intended to prolong life tend to diminish as patients approach the end of life.

For patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD), potential gains in longevity with maintenance dialysis therapy are sometimes offset by the challenges that can be associated with this treatment.

Ann M. O'Hare, MDSusan P.Y. Wong, MD

Read the findings of this research in the American Journal of Kidney DiseaseAJKD logo