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  • Should We Drop PD “Adequacy” as a Measure?

    New ISPD guidelines suggest that patient well-being should be the goal of the PD prescription, not target urea or creatinine clearances. Identification of solutes that cause uremic symptoms could help devise ways to limit their accumulation.

    Read the abstract » | (added 2023-12-15)

    Tags: ISPD Guidelines, Patient Well being, PD Prescription, Uremic Symptoms

  • Can Urgent PD Starts Use Incremental PD?

    In a retrospective study of 169 people who began PD, 111 started with incremental PD, while the remaining 58 began full-dose PD. Both groups were similar at the start. After 1 year, the full-dose group was on a higher PD prescription and had significantly higher PD adequacy numbers. Residual kidney function, blood pressure, anemia, and bone mineral correction were similar in both groups.

    Read the abstract » | (added 2022-01-14)

    Tags: Incremental PD, Full dose PD, PD Prescription, PD Adequacy, Urgent start Peritoneal Dialysis, Residual Kidney Function