Emergent-start PD works!

It flat-out makes more sense for people who need dialysis emergently to do PD, if possible, than to start HD with a catheter. A new review suggests that emergent-start PD may have a higher risk of catheter problems—but not infection. On the other hand, emergent-start HD risks both catheter problems and infection. The authors conclude that emergent-start PD is a “feasible, safe, and efficient alternative.”

Read the abstract » | (added 12-09-2014)