Table 1.

Exclusion criteria for incident dialysis patientsa

Acute renal failure
Diabetes requiring medication
Polycystic kidney disease
Renal failure after a kidney transplantation
Biopsy-proven glomerulonephritis
Amyloidosis
Multiple myeloma
Angiographically proven renal artery stenosis
Obstructive uropathy
Hereditary nephritis
AIDS nephropathy
Sickle cell disease
Toxic nephropathy from antineoplastic agents
  • a CMS form 2728 was used to screen incident dialysis patients with respect to inclusion/exclusion criteria.