Journal Watch - DOPPS
Do Pets Boost the Risk of Peritonitis on PD? A DOPPS Study
Surprisingly, the answer was no. Among 3,655 PD patients from eight country followed for a median of 14 months (55,475 patient months), the peritonitis rate was 0.29 episodes per year, with no increased risk for pet ownership—except in households with both cats and dogs, where the risk was 45% higher.
Read the abstract » | (added 2023-01-10)
PD vs. standard HD for health-related quality of life, and employment
A DOPPS study analyzed data from 7,771 standard in-center HD and PD patients in six countries. Those from Japan had the highest physical functioning and employment rates—with PD better than HD. The U.S. had the highest mental functioning and lowest employment rates. During one year, physical and mental function did not change much.
Read the abstract » | (added 2021-05-14)