Ionizing radiation exposure: Another underrecognized risk factor for poor health outcomes in dialysis patients

Michal L. Melamed, Thomas H. Hostetter

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Abstract

Dialysis patients are at greater risk for cancers, cardiovascular disease, and all-cause mortality than people in the general population. Novel risk factors have been identified that may help explain these risk elevations. We discuss medical radiation exposure as a novel risk factor in dialysis patients and suggest the need for future research on this topic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)724-725
Number of pages2
JournalKidney international
Volume78
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology

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