Immunization in end-stage renal disease: opportunity to improve outcomes.

  title={Immunization in end-stage renal disease: opportunity to improve outcomes.},
  author={Ritu Kanchan Soni and Bruce Horowitz and Mark Lynn Unruh},
  journal={Seminars in dialysis},
  volume={26 4},
Infection is the second most common cause of death in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), following cardiovascular causes. Immunization is a fairly simple, but underutilized, strategy for prevention of infectious morbidity and mortality in patients with kidney failure. It is imperative for nephrologists and primary care providers to have an understanding of immunization as an essential component of preventive healthcare measures in this high-risk population. Patients with ESRD… CONTINUE READING
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