Author Affiliations: Chair of Nephrology, Section of Nephrology and Transplantation, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, and Interdisciplinary Research Center for Autoimmune Disease (IRCAD), Amedeo Avogadro University, Novara, Italy.
In a recent article by Winkelmayer et al,1 with an accompanying Editorial2 and Invited Commentary,3 the potential value added of early nephrology referral for patients who start long-term dialysis is questioned.
Quaglia M, Canavese C, Stratta P. Early Nephrology Referral: How Early Is Early Enough?. Arch Intern Med. 2011;171(22):2065-2066. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2011.585