Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in the U.S. Hemophilia Population: A Cohort Study

The objective of this study is to determine the prevalence of CKD and CKD risk factors among older men with moderate and severe hemophilia.Methods: This CKD cohort study is an extension of a U.S. national study sponsored by the American Thrombosis and Hemostasis Network (ATHN). The study, entitled ATHN 1: A Cross-Sectional Analysis of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) in the Hemophilia Population, began enrollment in 10/2012. Inclusion criteria are men with moderate or severe congenital hemophilia A or B (FVIII or IX level ≤ 5%), age 54-73. Men with an additional bleeding disorder (besides liver dysfunction) were excluded. In this extension study, CKD risk factors, historical creatinine levels, and history of renal events were obtained from patient interview and chart review after obtaining informed consent. Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) values were calculated using the CKD-EPI equation and compared to values in the general population using the NHANES dataset (Coresh et al., JAMA 2007). CKD is defined as the presence of either kidney damage or decreased kidney function with GFR
Source: Blood - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: 322. Disorders of Coagulation or Fibrinolysis: Poster II Source Type: research

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