Japanese haemodialysis anaemia management practices and outcomes (1999–2006): results from the DOPPS

@article{Akizawa2008JapaneseHA,
  title={Japanese haemodialysis anaemia management practices and outcomes (1999–2006): results from the DOPPS},
  author={Tadao Akizawa and Ronald L. Pisoni and Takashi Akiba and Akira Saito and Shunichi Fukuhara and Yasushi Asano and Takeshi Hasegawa and Friedrich K. Port and Kiyoshi Kurokawa},
  journal={Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation},
  year={2008},
  volume={23},
  pages={3643 - 3653}
}
BACKGROUND Japanese haemodialysis (HD) patients not only have a very low mortality and hospitalization risk but also low haemoglobin (Hb) levels. Internationally, anaemia is associated with mortality, hospitalization and health-related quality of life (QoL) measures of HD patients. METHODS Longitudinal data collected from 1999 to 2006 from 60 to 64 representative Japanese dialysis units participating in the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS) were used to describe anaemia… CONTINUE READING
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