P. Paparatto

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This study aims to estimate the mean annual social cost per patient with chronic kidney disease (CKD) by stages 4 and 5 pre-dialyses and cost components in Italy. The multicenter cross-sectional study included all adult outpatients in charge of the 14 main Nephrology Centers of Tuscany Region during 7 weeks from 2012 to 2013. Direct medical costs have been(More)
Four patients previously treated by traditional dialysis (HD, 240 min) were switched to biofiltration (BF, 180-210 min) and followed for twelve months. Before and at the end of this period, clinical and biochemical data were assessed for each patient. Patients treated for 180 min by BF presented no increase in BUN but a significant increase of predialytic(More)
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