Is low blood sodium as harmful in PD as it is in HD?

Hyponatremia (low blood sodium levels) raise the risk of death in people who do standard in-center HD. A prospective observational study of 441 incident PD patients found a higher mortality risk among those who did PD, too. In fact, after 3 years, the 1/3 of study participants whose sodium was lowest had a 79% higher risk of death than those whose levels were higher.

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