publication . Article . Other literature type . 2017

Risk of contracting pneumonia among patients with predialysis chronic kidney disease: a population-based cohort study in Taiwan.

Lai Shih-Wei; Lin Cheng-Li; Liao Kuan-Fu;
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  • Published: 25 Aug 2017 Journal: BioMedicine, volume 7, issue 3 (issn: 2211-8020, eissn: 2211-8039, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: EDP Sciences
Objectives: The objective of the study was to investigate the association between predialysis chronic kidney disease and contracting pneumonia in Taiwan. Methods: We employed a population-based, retrospective cohort design using the database of the Taiwan National Health Insurance (NHI) Program. There were 18807 subjects aged 20-84 years who were newly diagnosed with predialysis chronic kidney disease between 2000 to 2012 as the predialysis chronic kidney disease group and 18807 randomly selected subjects without chronic kidney disease as the non-chronic kidney disease group. The predialysis chronic kidney disease and non-chronic kidney disease groups were match...
free text keywords: Original Article, Pneumonia, Predialysis chronic kidney disease, Taiwan National Health Insurance Program, Medicine, R
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