Seropositivity for Anti-HCV Core Antigen is Independently Associated With Increased All-Cause, Cardiovascular, and Liver Disease-Related Mortality in Hemodialysis Patients

@inproceedings{Ohsawa2011SeropositivityFA,
  title={Seropositivity for Anti-HCV Core Antigen is Independently Associated With Increased All-Cause, Cardiovascular, and Liver Disease-Related Mortality in Hemodialysis Patients},
  author={Masaki Ohsawa and Karen Mayuri Kato and Kozo Tanno and Kazuyoshi Itai and Yosuke Fujishima and Akira Okayama and Tanvir C Turin and Toshiyuki Onoda and Kazuyuki Suzuki and Motoyuki Nakamura and Kazuko Kawamura and Takashi Akiba and Kiyomi Sakata and Tomoaki Fujioka},
  booktitle={Journal of epidemiology},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND It is not known whether chronic or past hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection contributes to the high mortality rate in hemodialysis patients. METHODS This prospective study of 1077 adult hemodialysis patients without hepatitis B virus infection used Poisson regression analysis to estimate crude and sex- and age-adjusted rates (per 1000 patient-years) of all-cause, cardiovascular, infectious disease-related and liver disease-related mortality in patients negative for HCV antibody… CONTINUE READING

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