The following publications discuss the complicated issues surrounding when to initiate hemodialysis or dialysis in end stage renal failure.
Yamagata, K., Nakai, S., Iseki, K., Tsubakihara, Y. and The Committee of Renal Data Registry of the Japanese Society for Dialysis Therapy (2012), Late Dialysis Start Did Not Affect Long-Term Outcome in Japanese Dialysis Patients: Long-Term Prognosis From Japanese Society of Dialysis Therapy Registry. Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis, 16: 111–120.
Author Interview: Dr. Ann M. O’Hare, MD, MA
Trends in Timing of Initiation of Chronic Dialysis in the United States
Ann M. O’Hare, MD, MA; Andy I. Choi, MD, MS†; W. John Boscardin, PhD; Walter L. Clinton, PhD;
Ilan Zawadzki, MD; Paul L. Hebert, PhD; Manjula Kurella Tamura, MD, MPH;
Leslie Taylor, PhD; Eric B. Larson, MD, MPH
Arch Intern Med. 2011;171(18):1663-1669. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2011.436
|Association between estimated glomerular filtration rate at initiation of dialysis and mortality
Published online ahead of print December 6, 2010
William F. Clark, et al
Recent studies have reported a trend toward earlier initiation of dialysis (i.e., at higher levels of glomerular filtration rate) and an association between early initiation and increased risk of death. We examined trends in initiation of hemodialysis within Canada and compared the risk of death between patients with early and late initiation of dialysis.
Arch Intern Med. 2010 Nov 8.
Rosansky SJ, Eggers P, Jackson K, Glassock R, Clark WF.
Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn Veterans Hospital, Columbia, South Carolina (Drs Rosansky); Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia (Dr Rosansky and Mr Jackson); National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Bethesda, Maryland (Dr Eggers); Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles (Dr Glassock); and Division of Nephrology, London Health Sciences Centre, London, Ontario, Canada (Dr Clark).