Hemodialysis access usage patterns in the incident dialysis year and associated catheter-related complications.

@article{Xue2013HemodialysisAU,
  title={Hemodialysis access usage patterns in the incident dialysis year and associated catheter-related complications.},
  author={Hui Xue and Joachim H. Ix and Weiling Wang and Steven M. Brunelli and Michael Lazarus and Raymond M. Hakim and Eduardo J Lacson},
  journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation},
  year={2013},
  volume={61 1},
  pages={123-30}
}
BACKGROUND Hemodialysis (HD) access is considered a critical and actionable determinant of morbidity, with a growing literature suggesting that initial HD access type is an important marker of long-term outcomes. Accordingly, we examined HD access during the incident dialysis period, focusing on infection risk and successful fistula creation during the first dialysis year. STUDY DESIGN Longitudinal cohort. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS All US adults admitted to Fresenius Medical Care North America… CONTINUE READING

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