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(ERA-EDTA) In a study published in CKJ, 26% of patients were employed 6 months prior to dialysis start -- but this fell to 15% when dialysis began. The study also showed that being made redundant increased mortality. Although no causal relationship can be inferred, Professor Alberto Ortiz, CKJ´s editor-in-chief concludes, 'We should encourage our CKD patients to stay employed while on dialysis and support them to balance work and treatment.'NEXT ARTICLE
In medicine, dialysis is a process for removing waste and excess water from the blood, and is primarily used to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Dialysis may be used for those with an acute disturba...