After I wrote my last post on the treatment options that patients with advanced kidney disease and kidney failure have when it comes to managing their disease, I came across a really nice 10 minute long video on YouTube that pretty much summarizes everything that I wrote in that article. The video goes into options that patients with kidney disease will typically have- dialysis being the most common one, transplantation, and finally not doing anything aggressive and treating it conservatively (I have written on conservative management and what happens when patients refuse dialysis here). The video also covers questions like when to start dialysis, and the decision making that goes in to deciding who would make a good candidate for home dialysis. All in all, it is a great way in which kidney disease patients and their loved ones can educate themselves. The format is engaging and you won't have to read pages of text that many patients find boring!
The video has been produced by Dr. Mike Evans, who is the founder of the Health Design Lab at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of Toronto, and a staff physician at St. Michael's Hospital. Although certain references to Canadian statistics have been made in the video, it is still relevant to patients worldwide.
And now ladies and gentleman, I present to you...this awesome video!
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