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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Developing Tools for Dialysis Decision Support in Older Adults
Principal Investigator:

Manjula K. Tamura

Location: Palo Alto, CA
Congressional District Code: 18
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: July 2020 - September 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $228,975
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Background: Each year, more than 25,000 patients over the age of 75 start maintenance dialysis treatment in the United States. Although dialysis may prolong life, it entails profound and sometimes burdensome changes in lifestyle, substantial risks for complications, and for older adults, a high likelihood of permanent disability. The quality of dialysis decision making is often poor; few patients receive prognostic information or discuss the option to receive medical management without dialysis....

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