Phosphate and Prevention of Renal Failure
When a critical level of renal functional deterioration has occurred from a variety of different renal diseases, there is almost invariable progression to total loss of renal function. Ahlmen1 found that the median time for renal impairment to progress to end-stage disease after the plasma creatinine had increased to 5 mg/dl was six months in patients with diabetic nephropathy, ten months in patients with glomerulonephritis, and 14 months in patients with nonobstructive pyelonephritis.
KeywordsPlasma Creatinine Crescentic Glomerulonephritis Phosphorus Restriction Phosphate Restriction Plasma Creatinine Level
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