Atherosclerotic renovascular disease in United States patients aged 67 years or older: risk factors, revascularization, and prognosis.

@article{Kalra2005AtheroscleroticRD,
  title={Atherosclerotic renovascular disease in United States patients aged 67 years or older: risk factors, revascularization, and prognosis.},
  author={Philip A Kalra and Haifeng Guo and Annamaria T. Kausz and David T. Gilbertson and Jiannong Liu and Shu-cheng S. Chen and Areef Ishani and Allan J. Collins and Robert N. Foley},
  journal={Kidney international},
  year={2005},
  volume={68 1},
  pages={293-301}
}
BACKGROUND Although atherosclerotic renovascular disease is increasingly recognized in chronic kidney disease, few national level studies have examined its clinical epidemiology. METHODS Claims data from a 5% random sample of the United States Medicare population were used to select patients without atherosclerotic renovascular disease in the 2 years preceding December 31, 1999 (N= 1,085,250), followed until December 31, 2001. RESULTS The incidence of atherosclerotic renovascular disease… CONTINUE READING