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Table 4 Secondary endpoints (cardiovascular events and infection-related hospitalizations) in low- and high-ferritin patients

From: Association between serum ferritin levels and clinical outcomes in maintenance hemodialysis patients: a retrospective single-center cohort study

Secondary endpoints Total (n = 116) LF (n = 87) HF (n = 29)
CV events 23 13 10
AMI 4 (17%) 2 (15%) 2 (20%)
Cerebral infarction 13 (57%) 8 (62%) 5 (50%)
Cerebral hemorrhage 6 (26%) 3 (23%) 3 (30%)
Infection-related hospitalizations 36 25 11
Bacteremia and sepsis 10 (28%) 8 (32%) 2 (18%)
Pulmonary 11 (31%) 6 (24%) 5 (45%)
Gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary 7 (19%) 5 (20%) 2 (18%)
Skin and soft tissue 7 (19%) 5 (20%) 2 (18%)
Bone and joint 1 (2.8%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%)
  1. LF low-ferritin, HF high-ferritin, CV cardiovascular, AMI acute myocardial infarction