"Typical hemodialysis sessions take place three times a week, and each lasts three to four hours, not including travel — a regimen Dr. O’Hare compares to holding down a part-time job. Afterward, “patients may have cramping. They can feel dizzy, washed out,” Dr. Moss said.
Many report pain or nausea. “A typical older dialysis patient will say, ‘I just go home afterwards and go to bed,’ ” Dr. Moss said. After the good day that usually follows, the cycle repeats."
Editor's note: When will U.S. nephrologists embrace the concept that a physician's role is to make the most of life --- not just to extend it for the sake of statistics?
U.S. nephrologists need to embrace the realities of their patients' lives and answer these questions (after second paragraph).
Why are the two leading dialysis news sites (NN&I and RenalWEB) calling for a change of leadership in U.S. nephrology?