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Kidney transplantation: ambivalent aspects of kidney replacement therapy
In general, there is low awareness of kidney diseases among the public. In contrast to other chronic diseases such as diabetes and coronary heart diseases, you find in the public media few discussions on topics associated with kidney health, how to early diagnose, treat or prevent kidney disease. Medical or socioeconomic causes and consequences of kidney diseases are until today of minor interest to people in the political health care system as well as in parts among the healthcare professionals.
The choice of renal replacement therapy – a concerted effort between patient and doctor
A Rosenkranz, Head of the Clinical Division of Nephrology, University Clinic Graz, Austria
Cost effectiveness analysis of renal replacement therapy
R Oberbauer, Director, Elisabethinen Hospital Linz, Austria
Chronic renal disease – an Ethical Challenge in the Age of Austerity
M Kletecka-Pulker, Senior Scientist, Department for Ethics and Law in Medicine, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Living Organ Donation – an Emergency Solution or the Grace of Charity?
F Vranitzky, former Chancellor of Austria
Chaired and moderated by
E Pohanka, Head of II. Medical Department, AKH Linz, Austria