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Editor's Correspondence
Dec 12 2011

Early Nephrology Referral: How Early Is Early Enough?

Author Affiliations

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.

Arch Intern Med. 2011;171(22):2065-2066. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2011.585

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.