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End-stage renal disease

Sara Davison

in Palliative Medicine

Third edition

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780199694143
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191739255 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694143.003.0098
End-stage renal disease

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This chapter includes case studies which illustrate the necessary skills, attitudes, and knowledge required to manage end-stage renal disease (ESRD). It considers some questions such as: How frequent a problem is ESRD in the general population? What is the expected survival of the patient if she starts dialysis? What are the common causes of pain in patients with ESRD? How does ESRD interfere with the metabolism of analgesics? Would it influence the choice of analgesic? How common is depression in dialysis patients?

Keywords: palliative care; medical education; case studies; dialysis; patient care; analgesics; depression

Chapter.  7584 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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