Chronic kidney disease and risk of death from infection.

  title={Chronic kidney disease and risk of death from infection.},
  author={Henry E Wang and Christopher M. Gamboa and David G. Warnock and Paul Muntner},
  journal={American journal of nephrology},
  volume={34 4},
BACKGROUND Infection, bacteremia and sepsis are major sources of morbidity and mortality in patients with end-stage renal disease. This study sought to determine the association between predialysis chronic kidney disease (CKD) and infection-related mortality. METHODS We analyzed participants in the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III). The study included adults ≥45- years-old without end-stage renal disease. Estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) was… CONTINUE READING


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