Prognosis of CKD patients receiving outpatient nephrology care in Italy.

  title={Prognosis of CKD patients receiving outpatient nephrology care in Italy.},
  author={Luca De Nicola and Paolo Chiodini and Carmine Zoccali and Silvio Borrelli and Bruno Cianciaruso and Biagio R Di Iorio and Domenico Santoro and Vincenzo Giancaspro and Cataldo Abaterusso and Ciro Gallo and Giuseppe Conte and Roberto Minutolo},
  journal={Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN},
  volume={6 10},
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Prognosis in nondialysis chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients under regular nephrology care is rarely investigated. Design, setting, participants, & measurements We prospectively followed from 2003 to death or June 2010 a cohort of 1248 patients with CKD stages 3 to 5 and previous nephrology care ≥1 year in 25 Italian outpatient nephrology clinics. Cumulative incidence of ESRD or death before ESRD were estimated using the competing-risk approach. RESULTS Estimated… CONTINUE READING


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