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CHEUK-CHUN SZETO, BONNIE CHING-HA KWAN, KAI-MING CHOW, WING-FAI PANG, VICKIE WAI-KI KWONG, CHI-BON LEUNG and PHILIP KAM-TAO LI Life expectancy of Chinese patients with chronic kidney disease without dialysis Nephrology 16

Version of Record online: 27 OCT 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1797.2011.01504.x

This paper describes the survival of people with advanced chronic kidney disease managed without dialysis. It uses an anticipated start date for dialysis based on an eGFR of 7 mL/min per 1.73 m2 and separates people based on whether they were offered dialysis and subsequently declined (declining group) or never offered due to comorbidities (conservative group). The timing and cause of death from first assessment is described, providing better information for people treated without dialysis.

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