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Proteinuria as a risk factor for decline in residual renal function in non-diabetic peritoneal dialysis patients

Kang SH et al.
Used Parameters : ECW/TBW

Publication Year : 2013

Country : Korea

Journal : Kidney and Blood Pressure Research

Background: Preservation of residual renal function (RRF) is a major issue for patients on peritoneal dialysis (PD). Whether proteinuria is associated with a decline in RRF in patients on PD remains unclear. Patients and Methods: We reviewed the medical records at the Yeungnam University Hospital in Korea and identified patients who started PD between June 1995 and August 2011. A total of 147 non-diabetic patients were enrolled in the study. The patients were divided into 3 groups with respect to the tertile of initial proteinuria level …
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