I came across this study that has some real relevance to us as dialysis patients so I wanted to pass it along. To summarize: it’s about a short test that can be useful in determining the risk of dialysis patients for frequent hospitalizations or even death.
Johns Hopkins scientists report that a 10-minute test for “frailty” first designed to predict whether the elderly can withstand surgery and other physical stress could be useful in assessing the increased risk of death and frequent hospitalization among kidney dialysis patients of any age.
In a study described in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society and published online yesterday, the Johns Hopkins investigators said dialysis patients deemed frail by the simple assessment were more than twice as likely to die within three years, and much more likely to be hospitalized repeatedly.
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