Chapter 36. When to Start Dialysis and Whether the First Treatment Should Be Extracorporeal Therapy or Peritoneal Dialysis

  1. Donald A. Molony MD2,3 and
  2. Jonathan C. Craig MD, PhD4,5
  1. Raymond T. Krediet MD, PhD

Published Online: 4 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303391.ch36

Evidence-Based Nephrology

Evidence-Based Nephrology

How to Cite

Krediet, R. T. (2008) When to Start Dialysis and Whether the First Treatment Should Be Extracorporeal Therapy or Peritoneal Dialysis, in Evidence-Based Nephrology (eds D. A. Molony and J. C. Craig), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303391.ch36

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Division of Renal Disease and Hypertension, University of Texas, USA

  2. 3

    Houston Medical School, Houston, Texas, USA

  3. 4

    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Australia

  4. 5

    Department of Nephrology, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, Australia

Author Information

  1. Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 5 DEC 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405139755

Online ISBN: 9781444303391

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Keywords:

  • Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 5 - hemodialysis;
  • PD or HD as initial renal replacement therapy;
  • early start or timely referral;
  • glomerular filtration rate (GFR);
  • hemodialysis (HD) patients with residual creatinine clearance

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • When to start dialysis

  • PD or HD as initial renal replacement therapy

  • References