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The pros and cons of the three options available after a kidney failure


The pros and cons of the three options available after a kidney failure.

Once a kidney suffers complete failure, the patient is left with three options – Organ transplant, Hemodialysis, or Peritoneal dialysis.

Watch Dr Sanjiv Jasuja, Dr Consultant Nephrologist, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, explain the pros and cons of the three options available after a kidney failure.

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Discussion with Patient about pros and cons of dialysis

A patient presents with declining kidney function and feels lethargic. The patient asks questions regarding dialysis. The physician discusses pros and cons of receiving dialysis.

ABIM Foundation promotes patient physician conversations and the avoidance of unnecessary medical procedures and tests in the interest of patient centered care.

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Treatment Options for Failing Kidneys


Advantages and Disadvantages of a Kidney Transplant

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Kidney Disease Helping You Choose Your Treatment

This video will help you decide which type of kidney replacement therapy fits best into your life. It will help you think about what’s important to you when making your treatment choice.

Kidney transplant vs. dialysis

Transplant surgeon Jon Hundley, M.D., explains the benefits and the risks of kidney transplantation for dialysis patients.

Living Well with Kidney Failure, Part 5: Hemodialysis

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Living with chronic kidney disease

Approximately 7,500 people suffer from end-stage renal disease in Switzerland. End-stage is the final phase of chronic kidney disease when the kidneys function at only 10% capacity.

The causes of this condition are many and there are several methods of treatment known as renal substitution treatment : Hemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis and Kidney Transplant.

We will present each treatment including their advantages and disadvantages in this film to help you choose, in so far as possible, the treatment which seems best adapted to your state of health and way of life.

Group consultation offers the opportunity to learn and discuss each treatment's advantages and disadvantages.

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Webinar: Chronic Kidney Disease: A General Overview and Keys for Successful Management

View this 60-minute educational webinar to expand your knowledge about kidney disease and the treatment options available to you. You’ll learn from the expert himself, Dr. Orlando Gutiérrez, about: the stages of chronic kidney disease and what they mean for you; your dialysis treatment options; and how to get a kidney transplant.

Modality Choices For Patients With Kidney Disease

Modality Choices For Patients With Kidney Disease

Webinar: Managing Side Effects of Late Stage Kidney Disease

Did you know that many of the “side effects” or symptoms people with late stage kidney disease experience can be managed? Some of the most common issues include having dry and itchy skin, feeling tired and drained after dialysis, and having trouble sleeping. You do not need to suffer through these uncomfortable experiences without help!

Our speakers, Dr. Gopa Green and social worker Diane Ruddell will discuss why some of these side effects appear in later stages of kidney disease, and how you can manage them.

Treatment Modalities for Kidney Failure

In the early stages of chronic kidney disease, lifestyle changes (such as getting more exercise, stopping smoking and cutting down on sodium), managing other medical conditions and taking a few medications may be all the treatment needed to slow the damage to the kidneys. People often go for many years, or all their life, without needing other forms of treatment. If their kidney function does continue to decline, they may start developing symptoms of kidney disease. Each person is different, but most people will start to develop symptoms when their kidney disease becomes severe. At that time, people will need to discuss additional treatment options with their healthcare team.
There is a lot to learn and a lot to understand for people living with kidney disease. If their kidneys fail, there are several different treatment options including non-dialysis supportive care (conservative care), transplantation, or different forms of dialysis to consider.
This webinar topic is intended to help inform people who are facing these treatment options to discuss them with their healthcare team early on. That way, they will have time to prepare, plan and ensure that they’re making the treatment choice that’s best for their lifestyle, health and personal circumstances.


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Introduction to Kidney Disease and Your Modality Options

In this video, Lee, the clinical Director for NxStage Medical, will review critical information about your kidneys -their location, size, shape and function, as well as some details about dialysis and options for this essential therapy.

Kidney Disease: Racial Disparities from the Inside Out

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An Introduction to Kidney Transplant

A kidney transplant can be a viable treatment option for many people with chronic kidney disease. Learn about how the kidney transplant journey starts and the potential benefits of this treatment choice.

Kidney transplants: Urine luck!

This video explores kidney transplants, which are most commonly performed for patients with chronic kidney disease or kidney failure. It looks into how patients and donors can live with only one kidney, the process of matching kidneys for donation, types of transplants, risks of surgery and postoperative care.

This video was made by 4DM3 students Erika Opingari, Brenton Wong, Coomal Rashid, Healey Schulman and Kavena Sivakumar.

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Living with Kidney Disease Module two promo

This module will focus on acute and end stage renal failure using the experiences of patients, carers, renal units and clinicians from across the UK to help patients gain a good understanding of the realities of living with kidney disease. The DVD will offer practical help, support and guidance on how to overcome some of the challenges they may face.

Key messages will include; helping patients understand how to manage their illness, through increasing awareness of treatment choices and highlighting how they can take a proactive role in developing a treatment plan, in partnership with their consultant, to maintain long term health, and enhance their quality of life.

Dialysis Choices: What are the options?

This film provides an insight into every dialysis option currently available, through the stories of a number of older patients who have taken that particular route. It aims to give you an idea of some of the practical realities and what it's like living with that choice on a day-to-day basis. This film has subtitles.

What is Dialysis? Types of Kidney Dialysis | Dr. Rammohan

Dialysis is a kind of treatment for people suffering from Kidney Failure. In the Dialysis, the external machine will perform the blood filtration task, that the kidneys do when they are in working condition. Hemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis are the two types of Kidney Dialysis.

Dr. Rammohan Bhat, Consultant Nephrologist at Narayana Health City, Bangalore, shared the information about the Dialysis, Its procedure, and the different types of Dialysis for patients suffering from Acute and Chronic Kidney failure.

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