Survival on renal replacement therapy : associations with albumin , urea reduction ratio and phosphate

  • Published 2007

Abstract

A number of studies have reported that hypo-albuminaemia is powerful predictor of subsequent mortality in ESRF patients (Lowrie 1990, Owen 1993). The precise role of comorbidity, inflammatory/infective conditions and poor nutrition in the hypo-albuminaemia and the increased mortality rate is uncertain (Kaysen 1995). There are no prospective studies… (More)

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