For older patients, PD offers quality of life boost

Compared to younger people, those over age 65 on PD reported better quality of life, even after adjustment for case mix and comorbidities. Levels of anxiety and depression were about the same between older and younger patients. Those who used a cycler for PD reported fewer symptoms. The authors conclude that “Patients across different age groups should be given non-biased information about both peritoneal dialysis modalities and individual preferences should be elicited and carefully considered by healthcare providers.”

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