Journal Watch - Catheters
PD Reduced Hospitalization 24% vs. In-center HD with a Catheter
In an 18-month retrospective study, 717 PD patients were matched 1:1 with in-center HD patients using central venous catheters. The matching also included cause of ESKD, race, diabetes status, and insurance. The hospitalization rate was 24% lower for those on PD, and mortality was 15% lower.
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