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Understanding the risk of dialysis for LTC residents

from McKnight's

One in 10 American adults have some level of Chronic Kidney Disease. As baby boomers age, increasing their risk of diabetes and obesity, it's likely many also will experience decline in kidney function. Currently, people older than 75 make up the fastest growing segment of the population initiating dialysis each year. It becomes clear that the needs of hemodialysis patients require special consideration in skilled nursing and long-term care environments. Central venous catheters were originally for short-term dialysis, but have become the permanent dialysis access in patients who have limited other options because of poor vasculature. more

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