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To examine how patient survival substantiates dialysis adequacy, 20-year actuarial survival experience was calculated for 445 unselected hemodialysis (HD) patients (97 patients accepted on a temporary basis--and usually kept on their regular dialysis scheme--were left out). The dose of dialysis has been the same and unchanged for all patients since(More)
End-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients have a dramatically higher risk of death compared with the general population [1]. In 1998, Block et al. showed that hyperphosphataemia and a high calcium  phosphorus product are independently associated with mortality in dialysis patients [2]. More recently, based on a large cohort, the same authors have confirmed(More)
Wider patient acceptance criteria in hemodialysis (HD) programs do not seem to completely explain the increasing mortality reported in the United States at a time characterized by reduced treatment time and dose. This raises the question of HD standard and adequacy. It stimulated us to analyze patient survival with unchanged 'old-times' methods. 445(More)
Long slow hemodialysis (3 x 8 hours/week) has been used in Tassin for 30 years without significant change in the method. It provides excellent results in terms of morbidity and mortality. The better survival than usually reported on shorter dialysis is mainly due to lower cardiovascular mortality. The nutritional state of the patient is good, as well as the(More)
  • B Charra
  • 2005
Long dialysis (3 x 8 hours/week) has been used in Tassin for three decades now, without method modifications. Results have been excellent considering both morbidity and mortality. Best survival compared to short dialysis is mainly due to low cardiovascular mortality. It is probably due to a good control of arterial hypertension, without antihypertensive(More)
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS), and Shoulder Pain and Stiffness (SPS) are common in very long-term haemodialysis patients. To know whether this is a fortuitous association or if there is a link between these two manifestations a retrospective analysis of clinical charts, CTS surgical reports, tendon and synovia biopsies (Congo red, Crystal violet and(More)