Risk factors of hospitalization among chronic kidney disease patients in tertiary care hospitals - A single-center experience.

Risk factors of hospitalization among chronic kidney disease patients in tertiary care hospitals - A single-center experience. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2018 Sep-Oct;29(5):1150-1158 Authors: Salman B, Hussain M, Shafique K, Imtiaz S, Dhrolia MF Abstract Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects health and life of patients. They confront anemia, hypertension, infections and cardiovascular disease. Due to these health issues, they are at risk of repeated hospitalizations. The risk factors which propel them to hospitalize are important to know, and by controlling these factors, we can impede preventable hospitalization. This case-control study included 1050 adult CKD patients, conducted in two tertiary care hospitals of Karachi. Variables included were age, gender, ethnicity, area of residence, marital status, education smoking status, comorbids, blood pressure, type of angioaccess, hemodialysis (HD) status, stage of CKD, activity level, and laboratory parameters. Two predicted models using multivariable logistic regression analysis were established to evaluate the effect of factors leading toward hospitalization. Patients with ischemic heart disease had 3.56 [95% confidence interval (CI): 2.14-5.9] times higher rate of admission. The nonactive and moderately active patients were admitted 3.8 and 2.26 times more respectively as compared to the active patients (P
Source: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl Source Type: research

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