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Prevalence of frailty and cognitive impairment in older transplant candidates - a preview to the Kidney Transplantation in Older People (KTOP): impact of frailty on outcomes study.

Amarpreet K Thind, Annabel Rule, Dawn Goodall, Shuli Levy, Sarah Brice, Frank J M F Dor, Nicola Evans, David Ospalla, Nicola Thomas, David Wellsted, Lina Johansson, Michelle Willicombe, Edwina A Brown,

<h4>Background</h4>Kidney transplantation in older people has increased, however older transplant recipients experience mixed outcomes that invariably impacts on their quality of life. The increased vulnerability of older end stage kidney disease patients to frailty and cognitive impairment, may partially explain the differences in outcomes observed. The Kidney Transplantation in Older ... Read more >>

BMC Nephrol (BMC nephrology)
[2022, 23(1):283]

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Disparities in dialysis modality decision-making using a social-ecological lens: a qualitative approach.

Miriam Vélez-Bermúdez, Jenna L Adamowicz, Natoshia M Askelson, Susan K Lutgendorf, Mony Fraer, Alan J Christensen,

<h4>Background</h4>Patients with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) may choose to undergo dialysis in-center or at home, but uptake of home dialysis in the US has been minimal despite its benefits over in-center dialysis. Factors that may have led patients to select home dialysis over in-center dialysis are poorly understood in the ... Read more >>

BMC Nephrol (BMC nephrology)
[2022, 23(1):276]

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