April 24, 2011

Early Start of Hemodialysis May Be Harmful

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This US study was designed to ascertain whether early initiation of hemodialysis is associated with survival benefit or harm.  The results show that in 20-64 year-old patients with ESRD and hypertension alone as a comorbidity, early initiation of hemodialysis (≥15.0 mL/min/1.73 m2) had increased mortality ratio in the first year of dialysis.

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