Monday, April 28, 2014

Greater Risk of Hip Fracture Associated with Hemodialysis vs. Peritoneal Dialysis

Patients on hemodialysis were 52% more likely to experience hip fractures than patients on peritoneal dialysis in a recent analysis that included 28,048 hemodialysis patients and 3506 peritoneal dialysis patients. The incidence rate of hip fracture was 13.60 per 1000 patient-years in the hemodialysis group and 6.25 per 1000 patient-years in the peritoneal dialysis group. Dialysis modality, sex, age, presence of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, medication with antiepileptic drugs, diuretics, steroids, and vitamin D had statistically significant associations with hip fracture. The findings are published in Osteoporosis International.

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