Guide Transplant Referral for Incident Dialysis Patients Over 70
Guide renal transplant referral with this mortality estimate for dialysis patients 70 years or older at dialysis start
4.Primary cause of kidney disease?
5.Body Mass Index?
7.Previous renal care before dialysis initiation?
8.Access type or dialysis modality:
10.Comorbidities: Atherosclerotic heart disease?
11.Comorbidities: Other cardiac?
16.Comorbidities: Insulin-dependent diabetes?
18.Comorbidities: Tobacco use?
21.Comorbidities: Needs assistance with ADLs?
This tool was developed based on dialysis data from the USRDS, which includes information about all dialysis patients in the US. The purpose is to guide referral of elderly dialysis patients for transplant listing as waiting times can be greater than 5 years if no living donors are available.
Ling-Xin Chen, MD, MS
A Clinical Prediction Score to Guide Referral of Elderly Dialysis Patients for Kidney Transplant Evaluation
The Guide Transplant Referral for Incident Dialysis Patients Over 70 calculator is created by QxMD.