Journal Watch - Chronic Kidney Disease

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  1. Which PD Exit Site Dressing is Better?

    Is an occlusive dressing better to reduce exit site or tunnel infections? A semi-occlusive one? It made no difference, found a new analysis of 2,460 incident PD patients. Read the abstract.

    Read the abstract » | (added 11/13/2017)

    Tags: Chronic Kidney Disease, Peritoneal Dialysis, Dressing, Nursing

  2. Remote Monitoring in PD May Catch Problems Early and Reduce Costs

    A simulation study using 12 patient profiles has determined that the ability to obtain clinical treatment information from PD could avoid the use of home and ER visits and hospital stays by identifying problems early, saving an estimated $7,088 to $23,364 across Italy, Germany, and the U.S. Read the abstract.

    Read the abstract » | (added 11/13/2017)

    Tags: Chronic Kidney Disease, Peritoneal Dialysis, Economics, End Stage Renal Disease, Remote Therapy Management, Telemedicine

  3. Iron-based Binder Safe and Effective in PD

    A study conducted with 84 PD patients compared sucroferric oxyhydroxide (n=56) to sevelamer (n=28). After a year, both groups had serum phosphate levels within the target range. The iron-based binder required fewer pills per day and resulted in fewer adverse events. Read the abstract.

    Read the abstract » | (added 11/13/2017)

    Tags: Chronic Kidney Disease, Peritoneal Dialysis; Phosphate Binder, Sevelamer Carbonate, Sucroferric Oxyhydroxide, Hemodialysis