Infection-related hospitalization rates in pediatric versus adult patients with end-stage renal disease in the United States.


Infection is a common cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with ESRD. Infection-related hospitalization (IH) incidence among US Medicare incident pediatric and adult dialysis and transplant patients within 3 yr of presentation was compared from 1996 to 2001: Hemodialysis (HD) patients (pediatric n = 1469; adult n = 305,323); peritoneal dialysis (PD… (More)


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