Kidney Week 2011 General News

Predialysis Factors and the Timing of Dialysis Initiation among Older Adults

In a study presented at Kidney Week of 70,662 patients who initiated dialysis at 67 years or older, Deidra C. Crews, MD, of Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in Baltimore, and colleagues found that a greater burden of comorbidities, frequent nephrology visits, and hospitalization for congestive heart failure were associated with early dialysis initiation.

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