Catheters for Dialysis Place Patients At Higher Death Risk

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Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston report that elderly end-stage renal disease patients using catheters for dialysis may have the highest risk of dying prematurely compared with patients using other types of vascular access. 

The investigators conducted a study that included 115,000 dialysis patients older than 66 years.  

John Schieszer has the latest on the story in today's Medical Minute.

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