February 8, 2011

Association between estimated glomerular filtration rate at initiation of dialysis and mortality

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This study from the Canadian Organ Replacement Register looked at the trends in initiation of hemodialysis within Canada and compared the risk of death between patients with early and late initiation of dialysis. In keeping with other recent publications, this study showed that a higher glomerular filtration rate at initiation of dialysis was associated with an increased risk of death.

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