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Late presentation of patients with end-stage renal disease for renal replacement therapy--is it always avoidable?

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BACKGROUND: Twenty-five to 30% of new renal replacement therapy (RRT) patients present late to renal services. The proportion in whom this is avoidable, and whether awareness of chronic kidney disease (CKD) has reduced its incidence is not known. METHODS: Adult patients starting RRT (2003-2008) in a single unit were grouped according to the time interval between first presentation to the unit and start of RRT: <90 days (late presenters); 90-364 days; ≥ 365 days. 'Late presenters' were cla...

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10.1093/ndt/gfr164

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Trial Service Unit
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Journal:
Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association
Volume:
26
Issue:
11
Pages:
3646-3651
Publication date:
2011-11-05
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EISSN:
1460-2385
ISSN:
0931-0509
URN:
uuid:32d3eb4a-e5b5-400c-8de8-160787628747
Source identifiers:
326898
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pubs:326898

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