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Table 3 Importance of patient characteristics and uremic symptoms for pediatric nephrologists with respect to timing of dialysis

From: Perceptions of pediatric nephrologists regarding timing of dialysis initiation in children in Canada

Characteristics Number Percentage rating of important/very important (%)
Fatigue 34/34 100
Increased missed school days 33/34 97
Weight loss >10 % 32/33 94
Nausea 32/34 94
Pruritis 29/34 85
Weight loss >5 % 25/33 74
Suboptimal height velocity 24/34 71
Young patient age 19/34 56
Inability to keep up in sports 18/34 53
Patient/family preference 18/34 53
Peritoneal dialysis modality 11/34 32
Etiology of end stage renal disease 7/34 21
Poor patient adherence 7/34 21