Journal Watch - Telemedicine
Video-based vs. Traditional PD Training: Which is Better
PD could be expanded more quickly if training did not have to be done one-on-one in person. In Italy, Videodialysis has been used since 2016 for remote patient and care partner training, after an initial home visit. In a small series (46 trainings; 21 at home and 25 by video), the video technique was found to be as effective as traditional training with fewer home visits.
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Benefits of PD Remote Monitoring
A retrospective study compared two groups of APD patients, one that received remote monitoring (n=38) and one that received routine care (n=35). PD dropout and fluid status were similar between the two groups. But, the remote monitoring group had fewer ER and hospital visits related to kidney disease, especially among those with more comorbidities. Patients also preferred remote monitoring, and were more satisified with their care.
Read the abstract » | (added 2020-09-11)