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what are the options for kidney failure ?

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
39 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
For chronic failure: You may 1. Do nothing but longevity will be very short and quality of life poor 2. Do hemodialysis ie in-center machine dialysis via line or shunt 3. Do peritoneal dialysis ie home dialysis which is done by patient who is trained over a week period with family support 4. Transplant from a living related person 5. Transplant from cadavar (bank) 5. Transplant from unrelated person.
Answered on Mar 2, 2013
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Dr. Robert Bennett
29 years experience Urology
Kidney failure: Some renal failure are short term and some people respond to treatment. Others will require either dialysis through the peritoneal cavity or hemodialysis. Renal transplant lists are long however they certainly increase the quantity of life once you've had a transplant and do not have a rejection.
Answered on Nov 6, 2012

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