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Clinical and economic outcomes of Staphylococcus aureus septicemia in ESRD patients receiving hemodialysis.

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BACKGROUND: Serious infections are a common problem in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). The purpose of this study is to identify clinical and economic consequences of hospitalizations for septicemia caused by Staphylococcus aureus in hemodialysis patients with ESRD. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of data obtained from the US Renal Data System to determine lengths of stay and Medicare paid costs for index hospitalizations and episodes of care for patients with ESR...

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10.1053/j.ajkd.2005.04.019

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Journal:
American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation
Volume:
46
Issue:
2
Pages:
301-308
Publication date:
2005-08-05
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EISSN:
1523-6838
ISSN:
0272-6386
URN:
uuid:1281b50d-d4b3-440c-b2dc-61b88c64cd48
Source identifiers:
359115
Local pid:
pubs:359115

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