This retrospective analysis assesses national trends in initial hemodialysis access among patients with ESRD with respect to race/ethnicity stratified by comorbid disease, nephrology care, and medical insurance within the United States Renal Data System. See the Invited Commentary by Peterson and Corriere.
This retrospective cohort study reported that current practice guidelines recommending 50% or greater arteriovenous fistula rates in incident hemodialysis patients fall short. Huber provides a related invited commentary.
This cohort study compares the incidence of venous thromboembolism after trauma in patients whose enoxaparin dose was adjusted vs not adjusted using anti–factor Xa trough levels.
This cohort study evaluates associations between Caprini venous thromboembolism (VTE) risk scores and VTE incidence among patients in a surgical intensive care unit.
This retrospective study reports that postdischarge venous thromboembolism (VTE) rates in the 30 days after surgery are not decreased by higher inpatient surveillance rates but are associated with higher inpatient VTE rates. Thus, patient risk factors and case mix likely contribute to hospital VTE rates, and surveillance bias may reflect the underlying at-risk population.
This retrospective cohort study demonstrates that longer surgery is directly associated with an increased risk for venous thromboembolism.