Pulmonary embolism in patients with CKD and ESRD.

@article{Kumar2012PulmonaryEI,
  title={Pulmonary embolism in patients with CKD and ESRD.},
  author={Gagan Kumar and Ankit Sakhuja and Amit Taneja and Tilottama Majumdar and Jayshil J Patel and Jeff Whittle and Rahul S Nanchal},
  journal={Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN},
  year={2012},
  volume={7 10},
  pages={1584-90}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES CKD and ESRD are growing burdens. It is unclear whether these conditions affect pulmonary embolism (PE) risk, given that they affect both procoagulant and anticoagulant factors. This study examined the frequency and associated outcomes of PE in CKD and ESRD. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS The Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project's Nationwide Inpatient Sample was used to estimate the frequency and outcomes of PE in adults with CKD and ESRD… CONTINUE READING
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