High Comorbid Condition Burden Associated with Withdrawal from Dialysis Therapy

Over the past decade, annual rates of dialysis therapy initiation have been relatively stable. Dialysis patients are living longer than before, creating an interest in issues such as conservative care for end-stage renal disease (ESRD), palliative care in nephrology, and withdrawal from dialysis therapy. Withdrawal from dialysis therapy is a cause of death in ~10% to 20% of patients in ... Read More »

Low Protein Intake Associated with Higher Mortality Risk

Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is a key index of kidney function. Protein intake is a major dietary modulator of GFR and standard practice calls for low protein intake to slow the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Results of studies on low protein intake in kidney disease have been inconsistent regarding decline in kidney function and/or mortality over time. Massimo ... Read More »