Nearly twofold decrease observed in the proportion of patients with advanced diabetic nephropathy who progress to end-stage renal disease.
A new study has found that many nephrologists are reluctant to tell their seriously ill end-stage renal disease patients the true estimates.
An adherence level of 80% of higher was associated with a 33% decreased risk compared with a level below 80%.
Patients with ESRD may now have a tool to help them decide on kidney transplantation.
Greater efforts may be needed to educate patients with end-stage renal disease, especially African Americans.
Risk of recurrent bleeding is similar to that of patients with normal kidney function.