Risk factors for hospitalization for bacterial or viral infection in renal transplant recipients--an analysis of USRDS data.

@article{Dharnidharka2007RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for hospitalization for bacterial or viral infection in renal transplant recipients--an analysis of USRDS data.},
  author={Vikas R Dharnidharka and Lawrence Y C Agodoa and Kevin C. Abbott},
  journal={American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons},
  year={2007},
  volume={7 3},
  pages={653-61}
}
We previously showed that children are more likely to develop viral infections post-kidney transplant while adults are more likely to develop bacterial infections. In this study we determined the overall risk factors for hospitalization with either a bacterial (HBI) or a viral infection (HVI). We analyzed data from 28 924 United States Renal Data System (USRDS) Medicare primary renal transplant recipients from January 1996 to July 2000, for adjusted hazard ratio (AHR) for HBI or HVI in the… CONTINUE READING
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