First-year outcomes of incident US PD patients

Among 1,677 incident PD patients from Fresenius, 367 switched to HD within the first 90 days. Of those who continued with PD, first-year mortality was 10 per 100 patient-years, with 42 episodes of peritonitis and 128 hospitalizations per 100 patient-years. About 2/3 of the hospitalizations occurred in the first 6 months of PD therapy. Of those who switched to HD, 81.4% began treatment with a central venous catheter—and 78.3% still had one 90 days later.

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