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Tell me about esrd?
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Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: End stage renal
End stage renal disease, term used for patients with kidney disease needing dialysis on a long term basis.

In brief: End stage renal
End stage renal disease, term used for patients with kidney disease needing dialysis on a long term basis.
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
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Dr. Amy Friedman
Surgery - Transplant
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Irreversible kidney failure
Esrd = end stage renal disease.
This is specifically defined as insufficient function of the kidneys to sustain life. Sometimes this refers to an immediate need for dialysis or transplantation in order to avoid death. Kidney function is measured by creatinine clearance. Good function is approximately 80-100. Esrd is lower than 20.

In brief: Irreversible kidney failure
Esrd = end stage renal disease.
This is specifically defined as insufficient function of the kidneys to sustain life. Sometimes this refers to an immediate need for dialysis or transplantation in order to avoid death. Kidney function is measured by creatinine clearance. Good function is approximately 80-100. Esrd is lower than 20.
Dr. Amy Friedman
Dr. Amy Friedman
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