Residual kidney function may drop faster with cycler PD than CAPD.

In a non-randomized Spanish study of 493 new PD users, residual kidney function (RKF) dropped faster in those who were younger, had less kidney function at the start, used PD fluid with more glucose, had higher blood pressure, or had peritonitis or heart disease. While cycler PD and CAPD rates of RKF were about the same, those who used a cycler were more likely to lose the rest of their function.

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