Harrison D
Outcome of HIV-infected patients on hemodialysis
Am Soc Nephrol
J Am Soc Nephrol (abstract) (Nov) 6:532 1995

This abstract reports on sixty one HIV-infected hemodialysis patients started on HD between 1987 and 1994 (60% after 1992). All patients were black, 45% were IV drug users and the mean age was 39 yrs. Seventy two percent of patients had CD4 counts less than 200/ul, 86% had nephrotic range proteinuria. Within 3 months of initiation, 10 patients died. The survival at 1, 2 and 3 years was 50%, 30% and 10% overall; survival was 67% at one year for IV drug users, and 45% for non-IV drug users. Half of the patients died of infections; AIDS-related complications were common. These data suggest that the survival of HIV-infected dialysis patients is better than early reports in the literature suggest, and that mortality is related in large part to the complications of HIV. (Pastan)

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