A rational guide to reducing fracture risk in dialysis patients.

@article{Toussaint2010ARG,
  title={A rational guide to reducing fracture risk in dialysis patients.},
  author={Nigel D Toussaint and Grahame J. Elder and Peter G. Kerr},
  journal={Seminars in dialysis},
  year={2010},
  volume={23 1},
  pages={
          43-54
        }
}
Extrapolation of evidence-based management of disorders in the general population to patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is not always appropriate, and the prevention of bone fracture and reduction of fracture risk in CKD stages 3-5 is one example. Compared to the general population, fracture risk is greater in CKD patients, especially those on dialysis (CKD-5D). Fractures in CKD-5D are associated with a marked increase in morbidity and mortality and with an aging dialysis population the… CONTINUE READING

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