Prescribed dietary phosphate restriction and survival among hemodialysis patients.

  title={Prescribed dietary phosphate restriction and survival among hemodialysis patients.},
  author={Katherine E. Lynch and R Lynch and Gary C. Curhan and Steven M. Brunelli},
  journal={Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN},
  volume={6 3},
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Hyperphosphatemia is common among hemodialysis patients. Although prescribed dietary phosphate restriction is a recommended therapy, little is known about the long-term effects on survival. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS We conducted a post hoc analysis of data from the Hemodialysis Study (n = 1751). Prescribed dietary phosphate was recorded at baseline and annually thereafter. Marginal structural proportional hazard models were fit to estimate the… CONTINUE READING
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