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  • The Form of PD Linked with the Best Health-related Quality of Life is…

    In China, at least, cycler PD wins the day. Compared to 64 people who started and stayed on CAPD, 64 others who switched to use a cycler had about the same HRQOL at the start of a study. One year later, those using cyclers had significantly better scores on most of the KDQOL subscales.

    Read the abstract » | (added 2022-02-14)

    Tags: Cycler PD, CAPD, HRQOL, KDQOL

  • Must PD Stop when Residual Kidney Function is Gone?

    Not necessarily. In a small, physiological study (n=15) of anuric CAPD patients with low Kt/V, fluid status, dietary intake, and nitrogen removal were all assessed. All were able to maintain good nutritional status, with no symptoms of nitrogen retention and good volume control.

    Read the abstract » | (added 2022-02-14)

    Tags: PD, Residual Kidney Function, CAPD, Kt/V, Fluid Status, Dietary Intake, Nitrogen Removal, Volume Control

  • PD Adequacy and Itching

    Among 80 people on CAPD, blood levels of the pain marker “substance P” and total urea clearance both independently predicted itching. Inadequate PD seems to be a reason for people using PD to itch.

    Read the abstract » | (added 2021-07-12)

    Tags: Pruritus , Peritoneal Dialysis, CAPD, Substance P, Total Urea Clearance, Itching, PD