Prevalence of anemia and its impact on mortality and hospitalization rate in predialysis patients.

@article{Voormolen2010PrevalenceOA,
  title={Prevalence of anemia and its impact on mortality and hospitalization rate in predialysis patients.},
  author={Nora M C Voormolen and Diana Carina Grootendorst and Thijs August Johan Urlings and Elisabeth Wilhelmina Boeschoten and Yvo W. J. Sijpkens and Roel M. Huisman and Raymond Theodorus Krediet and Friedo Wilhelm Dekker},
  journal={Nephron. Clinical practice},
  year={2010},
  volume={115 2},
  pages={c133-41}
}
BACKGROUND/AIM Anemia is associated with increased mortality and morbidity in both early and very late stages of chronic kidney disease (CKD). The aim of this study was to assess whether anemia is a risk factor for mortality or hospitalization in CKD stage 4-5 predialysis patients not yet on dialysis. METHODS Incident predialysis patients were included between 1999 and 2001 and followed until January 2008 or death. Anemia was defined as mean hemoglobin (Hb) < or =11 g/dl in the 3 months… CONTINUE READING