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What special issues face older adults who have dialysis?

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Dr. Jerry Light
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: Multiple issues

Older adults on dialysis tend to be sicker and have more associated health problems.
This may adversely affect how well they do on dialysis. In addition, placing a good fistula for access may be more challenging as their veins may be small and scarred or "used up" from previous ivs or medical procedures.

In brief: Multiple issues

Older adults on dialysis tend to be sicker and have more associated health problems.
This may adversely affect how well they do on dialysis. In addition, placing a good fistula for access may be more challenging as their veins may be small and scarred or "used up" from previous ivs or medical procedures.
Dr. Jerry Light
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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Same as others

Only older adults usually have less reserve, tire easily and are more prone to infections.

In brief: Same as others

Only older adults usually have less reserve, tire easily and are more prone to infections.
Dr. Marsha Davis
Dr. Marsha Davis
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