Ionizing radiation exposure: another underrecognized risk factor for poor health outcomes in dialysis patients

Kidney Int. 2010 Oct;78(8):724-5. doi: 10.1038/ki.2010.279.


Dialysis patients are at greater risk for cancers, cardiovascular disease, and all-cause mortality than people in the general population. Novel risk factors have been identified that may help explain these risk elevations. We discuss medical radiation exposure as a novel risk factor in dialysis patients and suggest the need for future research on this topic.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Health*
  • Humans
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / complications*
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / mortality
  • Radiation, Ionizing*
  • Renal Dialysis
  • Risk Assessment
  • Risk Factors
  • Treatment Outcome