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Impact of hemodialysis catheter dysfunction on dialysis and other medical services: an observational cohort study.

Abstract:

Practice guidelines define hemodialysis catheter dysfunction as blood flow rate (BFR) <300 mL/min. We conducted a study using data from DaVita and the United States Renal Data System to evaluate the impact of catheter dysfunction on dialysis and other medical services. Patients were included if they had ≥8 consecutive weeks of catheter dialysis between 8/2004 and 12/2006. Actual BFR <300 mL/min despite planned BFR ≥300 mL/min was used to define catheter dysfunction during each dialysis ...

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10.1155/2012/673954

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Journal:
International journal of nephrology
Volume:
2012
Pages:
673954
Publication date:
2012-01-01
DOI:
EISSN:
2090-2158
ISSN:
2090-214X
URN:
uuid:363f4e46-3543-462f-863a-18d1a9ee41c3
Source identifiers:
359096
Local pid:
pubs:359096
Language:
English

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