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International Journal of Nephrology
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 673954, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/673954
Research Article

Impact of Hemodialysis Catheter Dysfunction on Dialysis and Other Medical Services: An Observational Cohort Study

1Department of Epidemiology, Outcomes Insights, Inc., Westlake Village, CA 91362, USA
2Division of General Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
3Department of Clinical Research, Denver Nephrologists, P.C., Denver, CO 80218, USA
4Department of Health Economics, Genentech, Inc., South San Francisco, CA 94080, USA
5Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA

Received 14 September 2011; Revised 3 November 2011; Accepted 3 November 2011

Academic Editor: James E. Springate

Copyright © 2012 Robert I. Griffiths et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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