Urgent-start PD: A how-to guide

Many nephrologists would choose PD for themselves. But few patients start on it, in part because ESRD may be found so late that dialysis is imminent. If only PD starts could be as done as easily as HD catheter placements... As it turns out, PD can be started on an urgent basis, and this approach is starting to pick up speed. This article reviews the literature, ways to overcome challenges, and the possible impact of changing the paradigm away from a default of standard in-center HD.

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