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To study the complications of renal osteodystrophy in patients with end-stage renal disease, we reviewed the incidence of hip fractures in our outpatient dialysis population from 1988 to 1998. One thousand two hundred seventy-two patients were treated for a total of 4,039 patient-years; 56 hip fractures were documented during this period. The incidence of(More)
BACKGROUND Minidose warfarin (1 mg/day) has been associated with a 74% reduction in the thrombosis rate of central venous catheters used in oncology patients. To determine the efficacy of minidose warfarin on late malfunction caused by thrombosis or fibrin sheath formation in tunneled, cuffed catheters (TCC) used for hemodialysis (HD), we performed a(More)
Infection rates in tunneled-cuffed catheters (TCC) are reported to be higher in immunocompromised patients. The purpose of this study was to evaluate TCC-associated infection rates in patients with HIV infection (HIV+). Data were collected in 40 HIV + patients and 41 controls (C), and in 118 TCC (HIV+, 58; C, 60) for 28,146 catheter days (HIV+, 16,227; C,(More)
BACKGROUND As women receiving hemodialysis are evaluated frequently by the nephrologist, we hypothesized that women's health issues are better addressed in the dialysis patient than in the general population. PATIENTS AND METHODS We surveyed the female patients in our dialysis population. 97% of the women approached agreed to participate. We found that(More)
www.trendsinmenshealth.com TRENDS IN UROLOGY & MEN’S HEALTH MARCH/APRIL 2016 Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men worldwide and one of the leading causes of cancer-related mortality. When diagnosed early, it can be treated effectively with surgery or radiotherapy. However, 5% of patients present with metastatic disease. Despite recent(More)
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