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Int J Prev Med. 2018 Dec 24;9:113. doi: 10.4103/ijpvm.IJPVM_399_16. eCollection 2018.

Survival Rate and Predictors of Mortality among Hemodialysis Patients in West of Iran, 1996-2015.

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Research Center for Health Sciences, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran.
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Depatrment of Nursing and Midwifery, Valiasr Hospital of Tuyserkan, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran.
Department of Internal Medicine, Clinical Research Development Unit of Shahid Beheshti Hospital, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran.



Hemodialysis (HD) is one of the treatments provided to end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients. A few studies have investigated the survival rate of HD patients in Iran. Hence, we decided to investigate the survival rate and it is predictors among Iranian ESRD patients.


This is a retrospective cohort study conducted in 165 HD patients in Tuyserkan city (Hamadan province) during 20 years from 1996 to 2015. The checklist used to gather information was comprised of patients' demographic and clinical information. The analysis was performed using Kaplan-Meier curves, log-rank test, and cox regression model.


The most prevalent cause of ESRD was reported to be high blood pressure (32.7%). The probability of survival rate at the end of 1st, 5th, and 10th year was 0.65, 0.16, and 0.05, respectively. Results of multivariate cox regression showed that old age, catheter vascular access, and high hemoglobin level have a negative significant effect on survival of HD patients (P < 0.05).


Overall, the survival of HD patients seems to be low in Tuyserkan as compared to other studies. Age, ESRD cause, vascular access, marital status, and hemoglobin level among other factors are proved to have a significant effect on survival probability.


Cox regression models; end-stage renal disease; hemodialysis patients; survival

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