High Ferritin Level and Malnutrition Predict High Risk of Infection-Related Hospitalization in Incident Dialysis Patients: A Japanese Prospective Cohort Study.

@article{Kato2016HighFL,
  title={High Ferritin Level and Malnutrition Predict High Risk of Infection-Related Hospitalization in Incident Dialysis Patients: A Japanese Prospective Cohort Study.},
  author={Sawako Kato and Bengt Lindholm and Yukio Yuzawa and Yoshinari Tsuruta and Kana Nakauchi and Kaoru Yasuda and Sachiyo Sugiura and Kunio Morozumi and Naotake Tsuboi and Shoichi Maruyama},
  journal={Blood purification},
  year={2016},
  volume={42 1},
  pages={56-63}
}
AIMS The aim of the study was to clarify the relationship between serum ferritin and infectious risks. METHODS We evaluated all hospital admissions due to infections, clinical biomarkers and nutrition status in 129 incident Japanese dialysis patients during a median follow-up of 38 months. RESULTS Kaplan-Meier analysis revealed that the period without infections requiring hospitalization was significantly shorter in ferritin > median (82.0 ng/ml) group than in the ferritin < median group… CONTINUE READING

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