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[Correspondence] Life-sustaining technologies in resource-limited settings – Authors’ reply

The achievement of equity in the distribution of renal replacement therapies and nephrology care for patients with end-stage kidney disease in resource-limited settings is a complex ethical and clinical problem.1 John W Stanifer and Abhinav Sharma draw attention to the substantial burden of mortality associated with acute kidney injury in such settings, the demographic factors that can distinguish between populations requiring dialysis for acute or chronic kidney failure, and the consequences of the non-availability of dialysis for the two groups.