Epilepsy and Mortality among End-stage Renal Disease Patients

SSS epidemiologists Julia Ward, Adan Becerra, Timothy Powers, and Chyng-Wen Fwu were among the authors of a poster at the 2018 American Society of Nephrology Conference. The poster described a study that investigated: 1) the association between a claims-based diagnosis of epilepsy and all-cause mortality among end-stage renal disease patients treated with dialysis; 2) exposure to various anti-seizure medications among those with and without epilepsy in the U.S. Renal Data System population; and 3) the associations between exposure to various anti-seizure medications and all-cause mortality among dialysis patients with epilepsy. Coauthors of the poster included researchers from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases and Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

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