Association between timing of dialysis initiation and clinical outcomes in the paediatric population: an ESPN/ERA-EDTA registry study

Preka E., Bonthuis M., Harambat J., Jager K. J. , Groothoff J. W. , Baiko S., ...More

NEPHROLOGY DIALYSIS TRANSPLANTATION, vol.34, no.11, pp.1932-1940, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/ndt/gfz069
  • Page Numbers: pp.1932-1940
  • Keywords: access to transplantation, cardiovascular complication, chronic kidney disease in children, early versus late dialysis, timing of dialysis initiation, RENAL REPLACEMENT THERAPY, RELATIVE CONTRIBUTION, PRACTICE GUIDELINE, CHILDREN, MORTALITY, FAILURE, START, SURVIVAL, ADEQUACY, SOCIETY


Background There is no consensus regarding the timing of dialysis therapy initiation for end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) in children. As studies investigating the association between timing of dialysis initiation and clinical outcomes are lacking, we aimed to study this relationship in a cohort of European children who started maintenance dialysis treatment.