Rachell Ann C. Siute
Fe Del Mundo Medical Center, Philippines
Rachell Ann C. Siute experienced Nephrologist with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry. She is undergoing internship at Fe Del Mundo Medical Center for the past 3 months. She is also working as Nephrology consultant at De Los Santos Medical Center. She is skilled in Research, Hospitals, Medicine, Healthcare, and Healthcare Management. Strong healthcare services professional, competent, commited and compassionate with a Doctor of Medicine - MD degree from University of Santo Tomas.
As the population continues to age and prevalence of kidney disease increases, clinicians are frequently faced with the decision of whether or not to initiate renal replacement therapy for their patients. Many clinicians believe that age is a barrier for initiation of renal replacement therapy because dialysis in elderly patients has been associated with increased risk of mortality. However, data regarding outcomes of elderly patients undergoing hemodialysis are limited. This present study evaluated the median survival time in hemodialysis patients initiated at ≥ 60 year old and the factors that affect mortality were also analyzed.