Dec 05 2023
December 5, 2023

ISN-KDIGO Webinar: Symptom-Based Complications in Dialysis

  • 4 PM CET

Patients undergoing long-term dialysis report a high burden of symptoms and patients place a high priority on symptom relief. Yet, most symptoms are not recognized by healthcare practitioners and when recognized, are not treated adequately. The KDIGO Controversies Conference on Symptom-Based Complications addressed range of approaches to elicit symptoms, how to prioritize symptoms targeted for relief, shared decision-making to select non-pharmacologic or pharmacologic treatment, and the need for structural changes in care delivery to improve health outcomes 


Learning objectives:

  • To understand the burden and consequences of symptoms experienced by patients undergoing long-term dialysis
  • To learn how to engage in shared decision-making to select the treatment approach for symptom relief
  • To understand the structural changes in healthcare delivery needed to mitigate symptom burden experienced by patients


Further reading: 

  • Managing the symptom burden associated with maintenance dialysis: conclusions from a Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) Controversies Conference – DOI: 10.1016/j.kint.2023.05.019


    Edwina Brown (UK)

    Speakers & Panellists

    Rajnish Mehrotra (USA)

    Dawn Edwards (USA)