Hemodialysis Adequacy

Publication Date: November 1, 2015
Last Updated: March 14, 2022

Recommendation Statements

Timing of Hemodialysis Initiation

Patients who reach CKD stage 4 (GFR < 30 mL/min/1.73 m2), including those who have imminent need for maintenance dialysis at the time of initial assessment, should receive education about kidney failure and options for its treatment, including kidney transplantation, PD, HD in the home or in-center, and conservative treatment. Patients' family members and caregivers also should be educated about treatment choices for kidney failure. (Not Graded)



Hemodialysis Adequacy

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