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Modified creatinine index and the risk of bone fracture in patients undergoing hemodialysis: the Q-Cohort study

Yamada S et al.
Used Parameters : SMM

Publication Year : 2017

Country : Japan

Journal : American Journal of Kidney Diseases

Background Hemodialysis patients are at increased risk for bone fracture and sarcopenia. There is close interplay between skeletal muscle and bone. However, it is still unclear whether lower skeletal muscle mass increases the risk for bone fracture. Study Design Cross-sectional study and prospective longitudinal cohort study. Setting & Participants An independent cohort of 78 hemodialysis patients in the cross-sectional study and 3,030 prevalent patients undergoing maintenance hemodialysis prospectively followed up for 4 …
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