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  • Shared decision-making (SDM) About Modality: PD vs. HD Experiences

    A cross-sectional survey of 300 dialysis patients (82 on PD and 218 on HD) revealed that those on PD were significantly more likely to report having received an SDM conversation than those on HD. The authors conclude that SDM should take place in the early stages of CKD.

    Read the abstract » | (added 2021-03-09)

    Tags: Hemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis, PD

  • Warming PD Fluid to Body Temperature Does Not Improve Clearance

    There may not be a clear benefit to warming PD fluid to body temperature, suggests a small (N=18) single blind randomized controlled trial. Participants were assigned to have a peritoneal equilibrium test with fluid at 37°C or warmed with conventional methods. The two groups had similar outcomes for peritoneal clearance, abdominal discomfort, body temperature, blood pressure, and other parameters.

    Read the abstract » | (added 2020-11-12)

    Tags: Peritoneal Clearance, Peritoneal Dialysis, PD