Characteristics of 20-year survivors undergoing maintenance hemodialysis.

@article{Morimoto2010CharacteristicsO2,
  title={Characteristics of 20-year survivors undergoing maintenance hemodialysis.},
  author={Satoshi Morimoto and Hiroaki Nishioka and Tatsuyori Morita and Fusakazu Jo and Kazunori Someya and Mitsutaka Nakahigashi and Makiko Kusabe and Hiroko Ueda and Nobuyuki Takahashi and Toshiji Iwasaka and Kei Maki},
  journal={Therapeutic apheresis and dialysis : official peer-reviewed journal of the International Society for Apheresis, the Japanese Society for Apheresis, the Japanese Society for Dialysis Therapy},
  year={2010},
  volume={14 6},
  pages={547-51}
}
Hemodialysis techniques have improved remarkably in recent decades and the number of long-term survivors among patients with end-stage renal disease has increased. The mortality rate of hemodialysis patients has been reported to be low in Japan. However, the long-term survival rate of dialysis patients is still low: 23.6% for 15 years and 17.4% for 20 years, even in Japan, and background information on patients undergoing hemodialysis therapy for more than 20 years is scarce in this country. In… CONTINUE READING

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