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Allan J. Collins, MD, Robert N. Foley, MB, Charles Herzog, MD, Blanche Chavers, MD, David Gilbertson, PhD, Areef Ishani, MD, MS, Bertram Kasiske, MD, Jiannong Liu, PhD, Lih-Wen Mau, PhD, Marshall McBean, MD, MSc, Anne Murray, MD, MSc, Wendy St. Peter, PharmD, Haifeng Guo, MS, Sally Gustafson, MS, Qi Li, MS, ShuLing Li, MS, Suying Li, PhD, Yi Peng, MS, Yang(More)
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BACKGROUND Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and co-morbidity at dialysis initiation in relation to mortality in end-stage renal disease is still controversial. We studied factors potentially related to the mortality in incident haemodialysis (HD) patients. METHODS A national database included 23 551 incident HD patients from July 2001 to December 2004.(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The associations of depression, chronic condition and functional disability have not been studied well in Taiwan. The present study hypothesized that strong relations between chronic medical conditions, functional status, and the manifestation of depression would be evident; the interrelationships of the interested measures would(More)
Comparing the responsiveness over time of the Harris Hip Score (HHS) and the SF-36 in patients who underwent total hip arthroplasty (THA) and assessing variation in the responsiveness of these measures by the number of co-morbidities. This prospective study analyzed 335 THA patients treated at two southern Taiwan hospitals from 1997 to 2000. Magnitude of(More)
BACKGROUND Taiwan has the highest incidence and prevalence of end-stage renal disease globally, especially in the elderly population. The elderly with chronic kidney disease (CKD) also had high mortality. However, population-based research on how the elderly with CKD utilize medical services is still unexplored. We aimed to examine the effects of CKD(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES To determine, in a national cohort of incident hemodialysis patients, whether meeting a greater number of National Kidney Foundation Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (KDOQI) guideline goals at dialysis initiation was independently associated, in a graded manner, with lower first-year mortality rates. DESIGN, SETTING,(More)
AIM Multidisciplinary care of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) provides better care outcomes. This study is to evaluate the effectiveness of a CKD care program on pre-end-stage renal disease (ESRD) care. METHODS One hundred and forty incident haemodialysis patients were classified into the CKD Care Group (n = 71) and the Nephrologist Care Group(More)