Timing of PD—is an early start harmful?

Early start HD (when eGFR is >10.5 mL/min/1.73m2) is not helpful, and may even be harmful. Is the same true of PD? No, suggests an observational study of 8,047 incident PD patients in Canada. Overall mortality was not higher for early, middle, or late start PD. However, first-year mortality was 38% higher in the early start group than in the late start group.

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