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Kidney Int. 2014 Jan;85(1):12-4. doi: 10.1038/ki.2013.316.

Increased mortality early after dialysis initiation: a universal phenomenon.

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European Renal Association-European Dialysis and Transplant Association Registry, Department of Medical Informatics, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Abstract

In their study based on data from the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS) census database, including 86,886 hemodialysis patients from 11 countries, Robinson and colleagues show that in all countries studied, mortality is higher in the first 120 days after the start of dialysis than after this period. We discuss factors that may affect international differences in early mortality, including current dialysis initiation practices and withdrawal from dialysis.

PMID:
24380902
DOI:
10.1038/ki.2013.316
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