Children on dialysis for end-stage kidney disease have a much lower risk of dying than they did 20 years ago, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Children on dialysis have a much shorter life expectancy than adults receiving dialysis treatment. These children already face 30 percent greater risk of death compared to healthy children. Dialysis is the only life-saving therapy for them as they wait for a kidney transplant. Researchers with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center set out to determine if death rates had changed in these patients. Thus, they identified ... Read More
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