PD First Comes to Brazil
Since 2014, researchers in Brazil have made urgent-start PD an option for patients with little advance warning of kidney failure. After catheter placement, patients did in-center, alternate-day, intermittent PD until training could be done. Among 35 patients, survival was 80% and technique survival was 85.7%. The chronic PD program grew by 41.1%.
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