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Patrick Peeters, Wim Van Biesen, Nic Veys, Wim Lemahieu, Bart De Moor, Johan De Meester
BACKGROUND: Shared decision making is nowadays acknowledged as an essential step when deciding on starting renal replacement therapy. Valid risk stratification of prognosis is, besides discussing quality of life, crucial in this regard. We intended to validate a recently published risk stratification model in a large cohort of incident patients starting renal replacement therapy in Flanders. METHODS: During 3 years (2001-2003), the data set collected for the Nederlandstalige Belgische Vereniging voor Nefrologie (NBVN) registry was expanded with parameters of comorbidity...
April 7, 2016: BMC Nephrology
P M ter Wee, A T Jorna et al.
Early optimalization of the treatment of patients with chronic renal insufficiency can reduce morbidity and deaths. For each patient with a raised serum creatinine concentration, the creatinine clearance should be measured or calculated. When this is abnormal, the cause thereof should be investigated. Chronic renal insufficiency is often progressive, even when the initiating factors are no longer present. Progression can be delayed by treating the high blood pressure, proteinuria and hyperlipidemia by means of a restricted protein diet and advice not to smoke...
April 10, 2004: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
Ciocaltell, Ritz
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February 2000: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
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