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Kichigin V., Kozlov D., Kikh O., Volkova T.

Survival rate of patients receiving maintenance long term hemodialysis (review)

Keywords: hemodialysis, mortality, body mass index, cardiovascular disease, obesity paradox, anemia, comorbidity

Literature data on survival factors and mortality risk in patients receiving hemodialysis was studied. The main causes of death are cardiovascular diseases and infections. Main risk factors for death are body mass deficiency, low dose of dialysis, incidence of severe comorbidities, anemia, advanced age, diabetes, left ventricular hypertrophy. The study results showed that obesity and overweight increased life expectancy in dialysis patients.


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About authors

Kichigin Vadim Aleksandrovich
candidate of medical sciences, unit head, Dialysis center, Russia, Cheboksary (; )
Kozlov Vadim A.
Doctor of Biological Sciences, Candidate of Medical Sciences, Professor of the Department of Medical Biology with a course in Microbiology and Virology, Chuvash State University, Russia, Cheboksary (; ORCID:
Kih Oksana Vladimirovna
nephrologist, ambulatory dialysis center head, B. Brown Avitum Russland Kliniks, Russia, Kanash (; )
Volkova Tamara Aleksandrovna
nephrologist, B. Brown Avitum Russland Kliniks, Russia, Cheboksary )

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Kichigin V., Kozlov D., Kikh O., Volkova T. Survival rate of patients receiving maintenance long term hemodialysis (review) [Electronic resource] // Acta medica Eurasica. – 2018. – №1. P. 22-35. – URL: