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Comorbidity 

Comorbidity
Chapter:
Comorbidity
Author(s):

Edwina Brown

, Fliss Murtagh

, Emma Murphy

, and Max Watson

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199695690.003.0002
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date: 18 January 2020

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Not only is comorbidity a powerful predictor of early and late mortality in patients with ESKD, but the severity of comorbidities in individual patients will also have a powerful effect on their quality of life. Many patients with ESKD, particularly in older age groups, will have one or more comorbidities. These can be divided into:...

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