Analysis of drug prescription in chronic haemodialysis patients.

  title={Analysis of drug prescription in chronic haemodialysis patients.},
  author={Masahiko Tozawa and Kunitoshi Iseki and Chiho Iseki and Saori Oshiro and Yasushi Higashiuesato and Masanobu Yamazato and Nozomi Tomiyama and Takeshi Tana and Shuichi Takishita},
  journal={Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association},
  volume={17 10},
BACKGROUND Information concerning medication use in Asian haemodialysis patients is sparse. We surveyed prescribed medications and examined the relation between the number of medications and mortality and clinical characteristics in chronic haemodialysis patients, in Okinawa, Japan. METHODS We conducted a cross-sectional multicentre survey in August 1999 and patients were observed during 13 months of follow up. RESULTS The clinical demographics of 850 chronic haemodialysis patients in seven… CONTINUE READING


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