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Muscle relaxant use among hemodialysis patients is associated with adverse outcomes

KEY POINT

Use of muscle relaxants in patients receiving hemodialysis may alter mental status and increase the risk of falls, according to results of an observational cohort study published in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases.

SOURCES

Mina D, et al. Muscle relaxant use among hemodialysis patients: prevalence, clinical indications, and adverse outcomes. Am J Kidney Dis. 2019;[Epub ahead of print].