Association between Testosterone and Mortality Risk among U.S. Males Receiving Dialysis

We examined a nationally representative cohort of male dialysis patients from a large US dialysis organization who underwent one or more total testosterone measurements from 1/2007 to 12/2011. The association between total testosterone categorized as quartiles and all-cause mortality was studied using Cox models adjusted for expanded case-mix and laboratory covariates. We also examined total testosterone as a continuous predictor of all-cause mortality using restricted cubic splines.Results: Among 624 male dialysis patients, 51% of patients demonstrated testosterone deficiency (total testosterone
Source: American Journal of Nephrology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research

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