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Practical considerations in dialysis withdrawal: "to have that option is a blessing".
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  • Lewis Cohen, MD, Baystate Health
  • Michael Germain, MD, Baystate Health
  • David M Poppel, MD, Baystate Health
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Article, Peer-reviewed
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Cessation of life-support treatment is an appropriate option for situations in which the burdens of therapy substantially outweigh the benefits. Decisions to withdraw dialysis now precede 1 in 4 deaths of patients who have end-stage renal disease. Guideli
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JAMA 2003 Apr 23-30;289(16):2113-9.