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Cannabinoids: An Alternative Therapy for Managing CKD Symptoms?

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It was a busy Wednesday afternoon in clinic in East Harlem, where the no-show rate can be as high as 50%, but this day it seemed like the show rate was more like 120%.

My patient panel for the day was diverse: from standard CKD management to managing the pitfalls of immunosuppression. Finally, my last patient of an exhausting day came in. One of my continuity patients with CKD stage 5, she came to partake in our monthly dance around the topic of dialysis access planning, which always starts well and ends with a fall.

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