Residual renal function at the start of dialysis and clinical outcomes.

  title={Residual renal function at the start of dialysis and clinical outcomes.},
  author={Vianda S. Stel and Friedo Wilhelm Dekker and David Ansell and Hans Augustijn and Francesco Gaetano Casino and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Collart and Patrik Finne and George A. Ioannidis and Mario Salomone and Jamie Traynor and Oscar Zurriaga and Enrico Eugenio Verrina and Kitty J. Jager},
  journal={Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association},
  volume={24 10},
BACKGROUND This study evaluates the association between estimated GFR (eGFR) at the start of dialysis and mortality within Europe. METHODS Renal registries participating in the ERA-EDTA Registry were asked to provide data on serum creatinine recorded 0-4 weeks before the start of dialysis in incident dialysis patients in 1999 and 2003. Within this cohort study, data were available in 11 472 patients from nine national or regional European renal registries. Cox regression analyses were… CONTINUE READING