Determinants of type and timing of initial permanent hemodialysis vascular access.

@article{StehmanBreen2000DeterminantsOT,
  title={Determinants of type and timing of initial permanent hemodialysis vascular access.},
  author={Catherine O Stehman-Breen and Donald J. Sherrard and Daniel L. Gillen and Michael T Caps},
  journal={Kidney international},
  year={2000},
  volume={57 2},
  pages={639-45}
}
BACKGROUND We undertook a population-based study of hemodialysis (HD) patients to determine which factors are important in predicting the type of permanent access initially placed and if a functional permanent access is in place at the start of HD. METHODS Selected characteristics were abstracted from the United States Renal Data System (USRDS) Dialysis Morbidity and Mortality Study (DMMS) Wave 2. Logistic regression was used to estimate the independent contribution of specific… CONTINUE READING
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