Comorbidity assessment in hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis using the index of coexistent disease

Semin Dial. Sep-Oct 2000;13(5):320-6. doi: 10.1046/j.1525-139x.2000.00095.x.


The purpose of this paper is to describe the ICED, summarize outcomes of prior studies in which it was used, and describe the adaptations that have lead to the present instrument. We will then demonstrate its use in quantifying the burden of comorbid conditions in a sample of hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis patients from our center, and show the relationship between ICED levels and outcomes in peritoneal dialysis patients.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Comorbidity
  • Health Status Indicators*
  • Heart Diseases / epidemiology*
  • Humans
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / epidemiology*
  • Peritoneal Dialysis*
  • Renal Dialysis*
  • Severity of Illness Index