Tijdig verwijzen voor predialyse: Veel spelers aan zet

Translated title of the contribution: Timely referral for predialysis; multiple players in the field

Nynke D. Scherpbier-De Haan*, Wim J.C. De Grauw

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Timely referral is essential in patients with endstage renal disease. Time is needed to inform the patient on the options of dialysis or kidney transplantation and for the placement of arteriovenous fistulae if haemodialysis is indicated; early referral is associated with lower morbidity and mortality. A prerequisite for timely referral is that patients with chronic kidney disease are recognised, which involves the following factors: chronic kidney disease should be mentioned in the patient's history; the patient should be informed of the diagnosis; and patients, general practitioners, pharmacists and specialists should have knowledge of the risk factors for acuteonchronic kidney disease. Timely referral for predialysis requires optimal collaboration between the patient and many health care professionals.

Translated title of the contributionTimely referral for predialysis; multiple players in the field
Original languageDutch
Article numberA8063
JournalNederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
Issue number32
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes


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