Patterns of hepatitis B prevalence and seroconversion in hemodialysis units from three continents: the DOPPS.

@article{Burdick2003PatternsOH,
  title={Patterns of hepatitis B prevalence and seroconversion in hemodialysis units from three continents: the DOPPS.},
  author={Rachel A Burdick and Jennifer Bragg-Gresham and John D Woods and Sara A Hedderwick and Kiyoshi Kurokawa and Christian Combe and Akira Saito and John Labrecque and Friedrich K. Port and Eric W. Young},
  journal={Kidney international},
  year={2003},
  volume={63 6},
  pages={2222-9}
}
BACKGROUND Hepatitis B (HBV) historically has been a public health issue within hemodialysis units. This study estimates HBV prevalence and seroconversion rates across seven countries and investigates associations with facility level practice patterns. METHODS The study sample was from the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS), a cross-sectional, prospective, observational study of adult hemodialysis patients randomly selected from 308 dialysis facilities in France, Germany… CONTINUE READING
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