Clinical benefit of preserving residual renal function in dialysis patients: an update for clinicians.

@article{Brener2010ClinicalBO,
  title={Clinical benefit of preserving residual renal function in dialysis patients: an update for clinicians.},
  author={Zachary Z. Brener and Peter Kotanko and Stephan Thijssen and James F. Winchester and Michael Bergman},
  journal={The American journal of the medical sciences},
  year={2010},
  volume={339 5},
  pages={453-6}
}
Residual renal function (RRF) remains important even after beginning of dialysis. RRF contributes significantly to the overall health and well-being of patients on dialysis. It plays an important role in maintaining fluid balance, phosphorus control, nutrition, and removal of middle molecular uremic toxins and shows inverse relationships with valvular calcification and cardiac hypertrophy in patients on dialysis. RRF may allow for a reduction in the duration of hemodialysis sessions and the… CONTINUE READING

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