PD vs. In-center HD for Time to Transplant (in Italy)
In the US, research has found that people who use PD receive transplants about 50% faster than those on standard in-center HD, despite comparable listing numbers. The same seems to be true in Italy. In the Province of Trento, which has increased PD use from 7 to 47%, an analysis of 279 HD and 132 PD patients found that time to transplant was about 330 days for HD and 224 for PD—a significant difference.
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