Journal Watch - Treatment Options
How Kidney Patients Define Health
Among people with kidney failure who used three or more treatment options, “health” was linked to the ability to take part in meaningful activities and maintain life balance. Social and treatment environments that supported autonomy also helped people to consider themselves healthy.
Read the abstract » | (added 2023-04-19)
Impact of a 1-hour Discussion on Choice of a Home Dialysis Option
Of 620 incident dialysis patients in Japan from 2013 to 2021, 128 received a 1-hour discussion of treatment options. The discussion group had a tendency for fewer urgent hospitalizations—and had a significantly higher chance of choosing PD (30.7% vs. 9.4%).
Read the abstract » | (added 2022-11-16)