Mortality risk among children initially treated with dialysis for end-stage kidney disease, 1990-2010.

@article{Mitsnefes2013MortalityRA,
  title={Mortality risk among children initially treated with dialysis for end-stage kidney disease, 1990-2010.},
  author={Mark M. Mitsnefes and Benjamin Lewis Laskin and Mourad Dahhou and Xun Zhang and Bethany J. Foster},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2013},
  volume={309 18},
  pages={1921-9}
}
IMPORTANCE Most children with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) are treated with dialysis prior to transplant. It is not known whether their outcomes have changed in recent years. OBJECTIVE To determine if all-cause, cardiovascular, and infection-related mortality rates for children and adolescents beginning dialysis improved between 1990 and 2010. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS Retrospective cohort study of patients younger than 21 years initially treated with dialysis for ESKD, recorded… CONTINUE READING