Rosemary Frei, MSc

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Many older individuals receive a false diagnosis of CKD stage 3, two nephrologists say.

CKD Staging Criteria Debated

Two nephrologists believe CKD is being overdiagnosed in the United States, particularly among the elderly. The physicians assert that the current National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Kidney Disease Outcome Initiative (K/DOQI) criteria for staging CKD include flaws, the most serious of which is the erroneous labeling of many elderly people as having CKD stage 3.

PD Patient Survival Better—At First

LONDON, Ont.—Patients on peritoneal dialysis (PD) live longer than those on hemodialysis (HD), at least during the first years after dialysis starts, a new study suggests. A question remains, however, whether it is the type of dialysis that makes the difference in survival.

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