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BACKGROUND It is estimated that 20-50% of adult patients start chronic dialysis therapy without prior contact with a nephrologist. The aim of this nationwide study was to assess clinical and metabolic status of children at the start of chronic dialysis in Poland with regard to the timing of the referral to a nephrologist. METHODS We studied data of 180(More)
INTRODUCTION Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is a preferred method of renal replacement therapy for end-stage renal disease in children. Recent advances have allowed chronic PD to be provided to children of all ages and sizes. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study was designed as a national (10 dialysis centres), multicentre retrospective analysis of the medical(More)
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