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Risk Factors for Infectious Spondylodiscitis in Patients Receiving Hemodialysis

  • Ramzi M. Helewa (a1), John M. Embil (a2) (a3), Cynthia G. Boughen (a4), Mary Cheang (a5), Michael Goytan (a6), James M. Zacharias (a7) and Elly Trepman (a3) (a8)...

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A retrospective case-control and cohort analysis of hemodialysis patients was done to identify risk factors for spondylodiscitis. These risk factors included bacteremia, receipt of blood products, invasive procedures, and establishment of vascular access. The death rate was greater for case subjects than for control subjects (odds ratio, 2.7).

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Infection Prevention and Control Unit, Health Sciences Centre, MS 673-820 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, MB R3A 1R9, Canada (jembil@hsc.mb.ca)

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Risk Factors for Infectious Spondylodiscitis in Patients Receiving Hemodialysis

  • Ramzi M. Helewa (a1), John M. Embil (a2) (a3), Cynthia G. Boughen (a4), Mary Cheang (a5), Michael Goytan (a6), James M. Zacharias (a7) and Elly Trepman (a3) (a8)...

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