Hemoglobin A1c Levels and Mortality in the Diabetic Hemodialysis Population

  title={Hemoglobin A1c Levels and Mortality in the Diabetic Hemodialysis Population},
  author={Sylvia Paz B. Ramirez and Keith P. McCullough and Jyothi R. Thumma and Robert G Nelson and Hal Morgenstern and Brenda W. Gillespie and Masaaki Inaba and Stefan H. Jacobson and Raymond Camille Vanholder and Ronald L. Pisoni and Fritz K. Port and Bruce M. Robinson},
  booktitle={Diabetes care},
OBJECTIVE Lowering hemoglobin A(1c) to <7% reduces the risk of microvascular complications of diabetes, but the importance of maintaining this target in diabetes patients with kidney failure is unclear. We evaluated the relationship between A(1c) levels and mortality in an international prospective cohort study of hemodialysis patients. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Included were 9,201 hemodialysis patients from 12 countries (Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study 3 and 4, 2006-2010… CONTINUE READING