Significance of frailty among dialysis patients.

  title={Significance of frailty among dialysis patients.},
  author={Kirsten L Johansen and Glenn M. Chertow and Chengshi Jin and Nancy Kutner},
  journal={Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN},
  volume={18 11},
The construct of frailty has been associated with adverse outcomes among elderly individuals, but the prevalence and significance of frailty among patients with end-stage renal disease have not been established. The aim of the current study was to determine the prevalence and predictors of frailty among a cohort of incident dialysis patients and to determine the degree to which frailty was associated with death and hospitalization. We studied a cohort of 2275 adults who participated in the… CONTINUE READING
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