Table 2. Causes of death

DialysisConservative
Number of deaths (%)61 (60.4)38 (88.4)
Identified acute vascular event20 (32.8)8 (21)
Cancer12 (19.7)2 (5.3)
Withdrawal from dialysis or *uremia10 (16.4)*13 (34.2)
Cardiac failure/pulmonary edema6 (9.8)9 (23.7)
Sudden death7 (11.5)3 (7.9)
Infection2 (3.3)2 (5.3)
Other (suicide, bleeding, iatrogenic event)4 (6.6)1 (2.6)