TITLE

Abdominal X-ray can predict dialysis patients' mortality

AUTHOR(S)
Siddall, Rhonda
PUB. DATE
July 2008
SOURCE
British Journal of Hospital Medicine (17508460);Jul2008, Vol. 69 Issue 7, p376
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article highlights the results from the CORD study on the utilization of abdominal aortic X-ray to predict dialysis patient's mortality presented in Stockholm, Sweden. The study shows that 24% of dialysis patients with aortic calcification died at baseline compared with 6% of dialysis patients with no aortic calcification. In addition, Dr. Eero Honkanen has stated that the X-ray gives medical personnel an insight into progression and may help clinicians select treatment options.
ACCESSION #
33319440

 

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