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  • Spiritual Well-being and PD Outcomes

    The Peritoneal Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns (PDOPPS) study has looked at whether spiritual well-being (SWB) affects PD outcomes, using a survey of SWB and SF-12 results. Among 529 people on PD who completed the surveys, 70% had moderate or higher SWB scores, which were positively correlated with higher physical and mental functioning and burden of kidney disease scores, and linked with less likelihood of depression.

    Read the abstract » | (added 2022-07-13)

    Tags: Peritoneal Dialysis Outcomes, PDOPPS, Spiritual Well being, SWB

  • In Which Countries Do People Stay on PD Longer?

    The Peritoneal Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (PDOPPS) analyzed time on PD among 218 randomly chosen clinics and 7,121 patients in seven countries including the U.S. Median time on PD ranged from 1.7 years in the UK to 3.2 years in Japan and Thailand. PD mortality risk was higher in Thailand and the U.S., and infection was the leading cause of transfers to HD.

    Read the abstract » | (added 2022-06-10)

    Tags: Peritoneal Dialysis Outcomes And Practice Patterns Study, PDOPPS, PD, Mortality, Hemodialysis Transfer, Kidney Transplantation