How do the processes leading to kidney failure differ for various patient populations? What special considerations should physicians keep in mind when caring for patients in long-term care facilities undergoing dialysis? Dr. Manjula Kurella Tamura, nephrologist and assistant professor of medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine, reviews findings from a study regarding functionality for patients undergoing dialysis. Dr. Kurella Tamura points out that although dialysis may increase longevity, it may not improve quality of life. What is recommended for optimal care of patients with kidney failure? Hosted by Dr. Eric Tangalos.