Standard HD vs. PD for risk of hip fracture

Among the 64,124 incident ESRD patients in a Taiwan registry between 1998 and 2008, 2,587 had a hip fracture. The risk of fracture was linked with sex, age, heart disease, diabetes, epilepsy drugs, diuretics, steroids, and vitamin D use. Those on standard in-center HD had a 52% higher risk of hip fracture than those on PD (p = 0.02).

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