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Closing that Loop of Henle

What's the difference between sharing news and communicating clearly? It's the difference between coming to the hospital thinking you are getting a new kidney and me having to tell you that you will probably get a new kidney. The difference between definitely and probably is one whole kidney. So yes, our words matter.

CMO

Comfortable for whom? What does it mean for the family gathered all around the room as they watch the patriarch snoring peacefully, knowing that this sleep might be the penultimate one. CMO is not for them. But how do you comfort them? Is it comfortable for them to wonder if every breathless apnea is the … Continue reading CMO