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Comorbid Conditions Making Chronic Dialysis Futile

Purpose:

To determine if a patient has one or more comorbid conditions that may make chronic dialysis futile.

Specialty:

Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics
Clinical Laboratory

Objective:

complications, failure handling and therapy escalation, response to therapy, comorbid conditions, quality of life, end-of-life, palliative care

ICD-10:

N17-N19

Description:

A patient with end-stage renal disease may have one or more comorbid conditions that make chronic dialysis a futile and expensive process. A patient or family of a patient with one or more of these conditions should consider refusing chronic dialysis.

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