Initiation of dialysis.

@article{Hakim1994InitiationOD,
  title={Initiation of dialysis.},
  author={Raymond M. Hakim and J Michael Lazarus},
  journal={Advances in nephrology from the Necker Hospital},
  year={1994},
  volume={23},
  pages={295-309}
}
The decision to initiate dialysis in a patient with progressive renal disease often depends on the physician's assessment of the patient's subjective symptoms of uremia. There is an increasing need to identify objective criteria for such a decision. Recent evidence suggests that malnutrition at the initiation of dialysis is a strong predictor of subsequent increased relative risk of death on dialysis. In this context, the role of prescribed protein restriction as well as the influence of the… CONTINUE READING