Implications and importance of skeletal muscle mass in estimating glomerular filtration rate at dialysis initiation.

@article{Zaman2013ImplicationsAI,
  title={Implications and importance of skeletal muscle mass in estimating glomerular filtration rate at dialysis initiation.},
  author={Tahir Zaman and Rebecca Me Filipowicz and Srinivasan Beddhu},
  journal={Journal of renal nutrition : the official journal of the Council on Renal Nutrition of the National Kidney Foundation},
  year={2013},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={233-6}
}
There is a trend toward "early" initiation of dialysis for renal replacement therapy. However, several observational studies showed an association of increased mortality at higher estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) at dialysis initiation. This surprising result is due to errors in estimation of glomerular filtration rate (GFR). In malnourished… CONTINUE READING