Earlier-start versus usual-start dialysis in patients with community-acquired acute kidney injury: a randomized controlled trial.

@article{Jamale2013EarlierstartVU,
  title={Earlier-start versus usual-start dialysis in patients with community-acquired acute kidney injury: a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Tukaram Ekanath Jamale and Niwrutti Khandu Hase and Manjunath Jeevanna Kulkarni and K. P. J. Pradeep and Vaibhav Keskar and Sunil Jawale and Dinesh Mahajan},
  journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation},
  year={2013},
  volume={62 6},
  pages={1116-21}
}
BACKGROUND Optimum timing of the initiation of dialysis therapy in acute kidney injury is not clear. STUDY DESIGN Prospective, open label, 2-arm, randomized, controlled trial. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS 208 adults with acute kidney injury with progressively worsening azotemia at the artificial kidney dialysis unit of a tertiary-care referral center in western India. INTERVENTION Earlier-start dialysis was initiated when serum urea nitrogen and/or creatinine levels increased to 70 and 7 mg/dL… CONTINUE READING
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