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  • Prospective Cohort Study of Urgent-start APD

    Can automated PD be used for urgent-start dialysis? A study from China enrolled 68 people who needed to start treatment urgently and did either APD (52.9%) or HD. After following for an average of 20.1 months, the APD group had “significantly fewer short-term dialysis-related complications,” and lower hospital costs. Both groups had similar technique survival, infection rates, and patient survival.

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    Tags: Automated Peritoneal Dialysis, Cost effectiveness, End stage Renal Disease, Esrd, Urgent start