A randomized controlled trial of initiating dialysis (both hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis) early versus late in chronic kidney disease stage V to determine if early initiation has a positive effect on mortality. An excellent trial for clinicians who contemplate starting dialysis as early as possible in CKD-V.

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Title: A Randomized, Controlled Trial of Early versus Late Initiation of Dialysis
Citation: NEJM 2010, Volume 363, pp. 609-19
Date Created: 2010
Revisions: None Indicated
Disclaimers: National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (see page 618)
Resource Type: Text
Other: Presented at ECU Nephrology Journal Club by Sarath Kolluru, MD. Click here to view the presentation, along with additional data regarding this topic

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