Frank P Brennan

AM, MBBS, DCH, DipObs, LLB, FRACP, FAChPM, Senior Staff Specialist, Calvary Health Care, Kogarah, NSW; Conjoint Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, University of NSW, Sydney, NSW

End-stage kidney disease: The last 12 months

Patients with advanced age, significant comorbidities and poor functional status may not gain a survival benefit with dialysis when compared with being managed conservatively.

Multidisciplinary management of motor neurone disease

MND is a group of neurodegenerative disorders best managed using a multidisciplinary approach, with the general practitioner as an integral part of the team.

Motor neuron disease: The last 12 months

For patients with motor neuron disease, the final 12 months of life can be a tumultuous period, with rapid losses in function and independence, regular contact with the health system and carer stress.