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  • Which is Safer: Urgent Start HD or Urgent Start PD?

    Analysis of data from 9 studies (941 PD and 779 HD patients) revealed that the risk of all-cause mortality, dialysis-related infections, and mechanical complications were higher in patients who started HD urgently than in those who started PD urgently.

    Read the abstract » | (added 2024-07-12)

    Tags: PD, HD, All cause Mortality, Dialysis related Infections, Mechanical Complications, Urgent start

  • Lessons from Almost 15,000 PD Catheter Placements

    Of the various PD catheter placement techniques, laparoscopy had higher 6-month mechanical complications, exit site infections, revision, and removal rates, while fluoroscopy had higher rates of sepsis and death. Open surgery had higher rates of catheter displacement.

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

    Tags: PD Catheter Placement Technique, Laparoscopy, Mechanical Complications, Exit Site Infections, Revision, Removal Rates, Fluoroscopy, Sepsis, Death

  • Urgent Start PD Takes on Urgent Start HD—Which One Wins?

    A new meta-analysis examines survival vs. urgent start HD (which is experienced by an estimated 50%-60% of U.S. dialyzors). Pooled data from seven studies identified “a statistically significant reduced risk of all-cause mortality in patients undergoing urgent-start PD as compared to urgent-start HD.” While infectious complications did not differ, there was a significantly reduced risk of mechanical complications with PD.

    Read the abstract » | (added 2022-05-12)

    Tags: Urgent Start PD, Urgent Start HD, Survival, All cause Mortality, Mechanical Complications