Keele Researcher helps develop kidney dialysis decision aid

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Posted on 31 October 2014
A Keele researcher has helped develop a kidney dialysis decision aid, which enables patients with decreasing kidney function to better assess the right treatment for them.
Simon Davies, Professor of Nephrology and Dialysis Medicine, Research Institute of Science and Technology in Medicine at Keele and Consultant Nephrologist, University Hospital of North Staffordshire, worked in collaboration with researchers and decision scientists from the universities of Leeds and Sheffield, as well as nurses, doctors and patients from the NHS Hospital Trusts North Staffordshire and in Yorkshire, to develop the new Dialysis Decision Aid.
The aid provides people who have, or know someone with chronic kidney disease, especially their family or carers, with comprehensive information on different dialysis treatment options.