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Association of multiple ischemic strokes with mortality in incident hemodialysis patients: an application of multistate model to determine transition probabilities in a retrospective observational cohort

Background Little is known about the effect of multiple, or subsequent, ischemic strokes in patients receiving hemodialysis. Methods We undertook a retrospective cohort study of incident hemodialysis patients with Medicare coverage who had experienced a first ischemic stroke. Factors associated with either a subsequent ischemic stroke or death following a first new stroke were ...

Geographic variation of parathyroidectomy in patients receiving hemodialysis: a retrospective cohort analysis

Background Secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) is associated with adverse outcomes in patients receiving maintenance dialysis. Parathyroidectomy is a treatment for SHPT; whether parathyroidectomy utilization varies geographically in the US is unknown. Methods A retrospective cohort analysis was undertaken to identify all patients aged 18 years or older who were receiving in-center ...

Effects of the prospective payment system on anemia management in maintenance dialysis patients: implications for cost and site of care

Background The 2011 expanded Prospective Payment System (PPS) and contemporaneous Food and Drug Administration label revision for erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) were associated with changes in ESA use and mean hemoglobin levels among patients receiving maintenance dialysis. We aimed to investigate whether these changes coincided with increased red blood cell transfusions ...