Modern Management of Chronic Renal Failure by Dialysis and Transplantation

  • George R. Harvey


The past ten years has witnessed changes in the treatment of patients with progressive renal disease. Presently there are about 50 Renal Units in Great Britain, but during the last fifteen years the change in treatment has been so marked that most patients are now treated by self-dialysis.

Dialysis treatment poses many therapeutic problems with patients at the extremes of life.

Prospective studies have shown that the interface between home dialysis and the emphasis towards transplantation can be clearly defined. The combined treatments of dialysis and transplantation have improved over the years and resulted in a higher survival rate for patients. The long-term life expectancy from combined treatment of patients with chronic renal failure is currently about 70%.


Chronic Renal Failure Arteriovenous Fistula Dialysis Treatment Modern Management Artificial Kidney 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • George R. Harvey
    • 1
  1. 1.The Queen’s University of BelfastUK

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