Lung Dysfunction and Mortality in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease

Conclusion: Lung dysfunction and in particular restrictive lung dysfunction associates with degree of renal function impairment and presence of comorbidities, and is an independent predictor of increased mortality in CKD patients.Kidney Blood Press Res 2018;43:522 –535
Source: Kidney and Blood Pressure Research - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research

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