Carnitine therapy is associated with decreased hospital utilization among hemodialysis patients.

@article{Kazmi2005CarnitineTI,
  title={Carnitine therapy is associated with decreased hospital utilization among hemodialysis patients.},
  author={Waqar Husain Kazmi and Gregorio T. Obrador and Maya Sternberg and Jill Lindberg and Brian Schreiber and Vyoone Lewis and Brian J. G. Pereira},
  journal={American journal of nephrology},
  year={2005},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={106-15}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS Hospitalizations account for 41% of the total cost of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) care. Carnitine deficiency is common among dialysis patients, and some studies have shown improvements in anemia, and cardiac and skeletal muscle function upon administration of L-carnitine. We hypothesized that L-carnitine may be associated with decreased hospital utilization in these patients. METHODS The Fresenius Medical Care North America dialysis database was used for this retrospective… CONTINUE READING

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