Treatment of advanced renal failure: low-protein diets or timely initiation of dialysis?

Abstract

Until 1996, no guidelines existed for the initiation of dialysis in patients with progressive renal failure. The publication of the National Kidney Foundation-Dialysis Outcome Quality Initiative guidelines has generated a debate on the management of advanced renal failure and the role of low-protein diets (LPDs). We performed a review of the literature to… (More)

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