• 1 Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Carol & Richard Yu PD Research Centre, Prince of Wales Hospital, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • 2 Department of Medicine, Tung Wah Hospital, Hong Kong
  • 3 Department of Nephrology, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing, China
  • 4 Division of Nephrology, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 5 Division of Nephrology, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • 6 Division of Nephrology & Hypertension, Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
  • 7 Department of Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Hong Kong
  • 8 Department of Renal Medicine, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore
  • 9 Department of Renal Medicine and Transplantation, Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK
  • 10 Clinical Research Centre, Penang Hospital, George Town, Malaysia
  • 11 Cluster Services Division, Hospital Authority Head Office, Hong Kong
  • 12 Department of Nephrology, The First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China
Nephrology (Carlton), 2017 Dec;22 Suppl 4:3-8.
PMID: 29155495 DOI: 10.1111/nep.13143


To address the issue of heavy dialysis burden due to the rising prevalence of end-stage renal disease around the world, a roundtable discussion on the sustainability of managing dialysis burden around the world was held in Hong Kong during the First International Congress of Chinese Nephrologists in December 2015. The roundtable discussion was attended by experts from Hong Kong, China, Canada, England, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and United States. Potential solutions to cope with the heavy burden on dialysis include the prevention and retardation of the progression of CKD; wider use of home-based dialysis therapy, particularly PD; promotion of kidney transplantation; and the use of renal palliative care service.

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