Long-term survival and predictors for mortality among dialysis patients in an endemic area for chronic liver disease: a national cohort study in Taiwan

@inproceedings{Chien2012LongtermSA,
  title={Long-term survival and predictors for mortality among dialysis patients in an endemic area for chronic liver disease: a national cohort study in Taiwan},
  author={Chih-Chiang Chien and Jhi-Joung Wang and Yih-Min Sun and Ding-Ping Sun and Ming-Jen Sheu and Shichuang Weng and Chin-Chen Chu and Hung-An Chen and Chung-Ching Chio and Jyh-Chang Hwang and Yi-Hua Lu and Hsien-Yi Wang and Wei-Chih Kan},
  booktitle={BMC nephrology},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) are at a higher risk for chronic hepatitis, liver cirrhosis (LC) and mortality than the general population. Optimal modalities of renal replacement therapy for ESRD patients with concomitant end-stage liver disease remain controversial. We investigated the long-term outcome for chronic liver disease among dialysis patients in an endemic area. METHODS Using Taiwan's National Health Insurance claim data (NHRI-NHIRD-99182), We performed a… CONTINUE READING
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