Journal Watch - Residual Kidney Function
Must PD Stop when Residual Kidney Function is Gone?
Not necessarily. In a small, physiological study (n=15) of anuric CAPD patients with low Kt/V, fluid status, dietary intake, and nitrogen removal were all assessed. All were able to maintain good nutritional status, with no symptoms of nitrogen retention and good volume control.
Read the abstract » | (added 2022-02-14)
Residual Kidney Function and Incremental PD
A retrospective cohort study was done of 96 incident PD patients (54 on incremental PD; 42 on standard PD). The incremental PD patients had lower exchange volumes, less glucose load—and longer peritonitis-free survival.
Read the abstract » | (added 2021-09-14)