October 31, 2018

New dialysis center aims patient centric approach

Medicine isn't always a numbers game. If it were we'd all probably be paying a lot more attention to end-stage renal disease or ESRD.

More than 31 million Americans suffer from renal (kidney) disease and, according to the American Kidney Fund, nine out of ten people who are already in stage three of this five-stage disease don't even know they have it.

Worse, the University of California San Francisco says each year more than 650,000 people will find themselves in the fifth and final states of renal disease and some 90,000 Americans will die from it.

So what, exactly, is ESRD?

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