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The impact of frailty on outcomes in dialysis.

Sy, John; Johansen, Kirsten L.
Current Opinion in Nephrology & Hypertension: Post Author Corrections: September 9, 2017
doi: 10.1097/MNH.0000000000000364
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: Advances in the assessment of frailty among dialysis patients have improved our understanding of the association between frailty and poor outcomes. We review recent studies that assess the association between frailty and mortality, falls and fractures, hospitalizations, cognitive impairment, and other less traditional outcomes. A greater understanding of these associations may provide more accurate prognostic information, allow tailored interventions, and improve discussions between patients and providers about the risks and benefits of the dialysis procedure.

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