Hepatitis C virus and death risk in hemodialysis patients.

  title={Hepatitis C virus and death risk in hemodialysis patients.},
  author={Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh and Ryan D. Kilpatrick and CHARLES J. MCALLISTER and Loren G Miller and Eric S Daar and David Gjertson and Joel David Kopple and Sander Greenland},
  journal={Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN},
  volume={18 5},
In maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) patients, hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is common and may be associated with poor clinical outcomes. It was hypothesized that HCV infection would be associated with high all-cause and cardiovascular mortality in these patients after controlling for demographic and clinical characteristics, including surrogates of malnutrition-inflammation complex syndrome. A national database of 13,664 MHD patients who underwent HCV antibody serology testing at least once… CONTINUE READING
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