Association between dialysis schedule and mortality in maintenance hemodialysis.

  title={Association between dialysis schedule and mortality in maintenance hemodialysis.},
  author={S. Prabhavalkar and R. Mullan and R. Cunningham and Camille J Harron},
  journal={Kidney international},
  volume={82 9},
          1034-5; author reply 1035
  • S. Prabhavalkar, R. Mullan, +1 author Camille J Harron
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • Kidney international
  • To the Editor: This is with reference to the recent article by Zhang et al.1 that studied the association between the dialysis schedule and the day of the week of all-cause mortality in maintenance hemodialysis (HD) patients. We undertook a retrospective analysis of all chronic HD patients (treated for >6 months) dialyzed in a single UK region (Northern Ireland, population=1.8 million) in order to study this relationship. All deaths between 2007 and 2011 were recorded (n=247; mean age=70.2… CONTINUE READING
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