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my grandfather a htn and ckd patient with dm and a thalassaemia carrier has just started dialysis at the age of 81 what are his chances of survival?

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Dr. Suresh Gupta
42 years experience Internal Medicine
DM HTN CKD in India: 81 years old with diabetes, hypertension, now with CKD stage iv, to go on hemodialysis in india. Prognosis in india, is not that great, even today. In western world, i live in usa, once he gets on dialysis, he has easy 10-12 good productive years, in good hands. In india, it is too expensive, too cumbersome, too many infections, so prognosis is not great. Too complicated, in india.
Answered on Feb 13, 2015
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