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OBJECTIVES To investigate the incidence rates and risk factors for catheter-related complications in different districts and populations in Henan Province in China. DESIGN Cross-sectional. SETTING Fourteen hospitals in Henan Province. PARTICIPANTS 865 patients with renal dysfunction undergoing dialysis using catheters between October 2013 and October(More)
BACKGROUND Right internal jugular vein (IJV) is a preferred access route for tunneled (cuffed) dialysis catheters (TDCs), and both right external jugular vein (EJV) and left IJV are alternative routes for patients in case the right IJV isn't available for TDC placement. This retrospective study aimed to determine if a disparity exists between the two(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The aim of the present study was to retrospectively analyze the relationship between the Geriatric Nutritional Risk Index (GNRI) at baseline and healthcare costs of three-month as well as the risk of quality-of-life score at the 6-month follow-up for Chinese hemodialysis patients. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN One hundred patients who(More)
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