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There may be cumulative 'metabolic scars' after a decade or more of long-term hemodialysis. We studied 39 patients who have been on maintenance hemodialysis for 10-24 years to determine their functional status and pathobiology. The 39 long-term (> or = 10 years) patients were compared with a control cohort of 37 age-, gender-, race-, and(More)
We conducted a cross-sectional survey to determine the relative course of patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection sustained on maintenance hemodialysis. All 34 patients with ESRD and HIV infection receiving hemodialysis in one hospital-based and three community-based outpatient hemodialysis facilities in(More)
To determine the factors that govern their response to erythropoietin (EPO), we conducted a cross-sectional study of all patients in four outpatient hemodialysis facilities in Brooklyn, NY, who had end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and were receiving recombinant EPO. We also compared the hematocrit and EPO(More)
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