Vascular access hemorrhages contribute to deaths among hemodialysis patients.

  title={Vascular access hemorrhages contribute to deaths among hemodialysis patients.},
  author={Katherine D. Ellingson and Rakhee S. Palekar and Cynthia A Lucero and Katherine M Kurkjian and S Jean Chai and Dana Schlossberg and Donna M Vincenti and Jeffrey C. Fink and John O. Davies-Cole and Julie M Magri and Matthew J. Arduino and Priti R. Patel},
  journal={Kidney international},
  volume={82 6},
In 2007 the Maryland Medical Examiner noted a potential cluster of fatal vascular access hemorrhages among hemodialysis patients, many of whom died outside of a health-care setting. To examine the epidemiology of fatal vascular access hemorrhages, we conducted a retrospective case review in District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia from January 2000 to July 2007 and a case-control study. Records from the Medical Examiner and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services were reviewed, from… CONTINUE READING


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