Glomerular filtration rate and initiation of dialysis

Stel, Vianda S.; Jager, Kitty J.
January 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/11/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 1, p24
Academic Journal
In this article the author discusses the connection of glomerular filtration rate to patients starting dialysis. According to the author, patients who started dialysis with a higher glomerular filtration rate are likely to suffer more from malnutrition and a higher risk of death than those with lower estimations. He adds that neurologists are still uncertain of what criteria to use in determining the best time to start dialysis to cater outcomes such as survival and quality of life. INSET: KEY POINTS.


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