Timing of dialysis initiation and survival in ESRD.

  title={Timing of dialysis initiation and survival in ESRD.},
  author={Seth Wright and Dalia Klausner and Bradley Baird and Mark E. Williams and Theodore I. Steinman and Hongying Lilian Tang and Regina Ragasa and Alexander S. Goldfarb-Rumyantzev},
  journal={Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN},
  volume={5 10},
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The optimal time of dialysis initiation is unclear. The goal of this analysis was to compare survival outcomes in patients with early and late start dialysis as measured by kidney function at dialysis initiation. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS We performed a retrospective analysis of patients entering the U.S. Renal Data System database from January 1, 1995 to September 30, 2006. Patients were classified into groups by estimated GFR (eGFR) at dialysis… CONTINUE READING


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