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


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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