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PURPOSE Arteriovenous fístula is the best vascular access (VA) for hemodialysis. We analyzed the VA used at first session and the factors associated with the likelihood to start hemodialysis by fistula in 2000-2011. METHODS Data of VA type were obtained in 9,956 incident hemodialysis patients from the Catalan Registry. RESULTS Overall, 47.9% of patients(More)
INTRODUCTION Variations in the use of healthcare services can be defined as systematic variations of adjusted rates for certain aggregation levels of the population. The study analyses how renal replacement therapy (RRT) is used, identifying RRT variability in Catalonia from 2002 to 2012. MATERIAL AND METHODS Ecological study by health area using data(More)
PURPOSE The vascular access (VA) used at hemodialysis (HD) inception is involved in the mortality risk. We analyzed the survival of incident patients over time according to the initial VA and the VA profile of patients who died during the first year of follow-up. METHODS Data of VA were obtained from 9956 incident HD patients from the Catalan Registry. (More)
Although kidney transplantation from the donation of a living donor is a safe treatment for end-stage renal disease, inferences about safety of living kidney donors might be biased by an informative censoring caused by the noninclusion of a substantial percentage of donors lost to follow-up. With the aim of assessing the presence of a potential informative(More)
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