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Vascular access use and outcomes: an international perspective from the dialysis outcomes and practice patterns study
Background. A well-functioning vascular access (VA) is essential to efficient dialysis therapy. Guidelines have been implemented improving care, yet access use varies widely across countries and VAExpand
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Pruritus in haemodialysis patients: International results from the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS).
BACKGROUND Pruritus affects many haemodialysis (HD) patients. In this study, pruritus and its relationship to morbidity, mortality, quality of life (QoL), sleep quality and patient laboratoryExpand
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Mortality risk for dialysis patients with different levels of serum calcium, phosphorus, and PTH: the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS).
BACKGROUND Abnormalities in serum calcium, phosphorus, and parathyroid hormone (PTH) concentrations are common in patients with chronic kidney disease and have been associated with increasedExpand
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Predictors and consequences of altered mineral metabolism: the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study.
BACKGROUND Altered mineral metabolism contributes to bone disease, cardiovascular disease, and other clinical problems in patients with end-stage renal disease. METHODS This study describes theExpand
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Bardoxolone methyl in type 2 diabetes and stage 4 chronic kidney disease.
BACKGROUND Although inhibitors of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system can slow the progression of diabetic kidney disease, the residual risk is high. Whether nuclear 1 factor (erythroid-derivedExpand
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Health-related quality of life among dialysis patients on three continents: the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study.
BACKGROUND Assessing health-related quality of life (HRQOL) can provide information on the types and degrees of burdens that afflict patients with chronic medical conditions, including end-stageExpand
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Anemia management and outcomes from 12 countries in the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS).
BACKGROUND Anemia is common in hemodialysis (HD) patients. METHODS Data collected from nationally representative samples of HD patients (n = 11,041) in 2002 to 2003 were used to describe currentExpand
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Clinical practices and outcomes in elderly hemodialysis patients: results from the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS).
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Demand for hemodialysis among elderly patients is increasing worldwide. Although clinical care of this high-risk group is complex and challenging, no guidelines exist toExpand
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Creation, cannulation and survival of arteriovenous fistulae: data from the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study.
BACKGROUND An arteriovenous (A-V) fistula is the optimal vascular access for hemodialysis. The National Kidney Foundation Dialysis Outcomes Quality Initiative (DOQI) recommends that fistulae shouldExpand
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Incidence and risk factors for hip or other bone fractures among hemodialysis patients in the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study.
The available data on bone fractures in hemodialysis (HD) patients are limited to results of a few studies of subgroups of patients in the United States. This study describes the prevalence of hipExpand
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