J Intern Med 2021 May 17. Epub 2021 May 17.
From the, Division of Renal Medicine, Department of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
Background: Patients with end-stage kidney disease have an extremely high cardiovascular mortality rate, but there is a paradoxical relationship between lipid profile and survival in haemodialysis patients. To investigate whether inflammation/malnutrition confounds the associations between lipids and mortality, we studied a full lipid profile comprising of five clinically well-established lipid parameters and its associations with mortality in a large, multinational European cohort with a median follow-up >3 years.
Methods: The association between quartiles of total, high-density lipoprotein (HDL), non-HDL, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, as well as triglyceride, levels and the end-points of all-cause, cardiovascular and non-cardiovascular mortality was assessed in a cohort of 5,382 incident, adult haemodialysis patients from >250 Fresenius Medical Care dialysis centres out of 14 participating countries using baseline and time-dependent Cox models. Read More