Journal Watch - Survival
Urgent Start PD: Better Survival, Fewer Complications than Urgent Start HD
A metaanalysis pooling data from seven studies found that urgent start PD was linked with significantly better survival than urgent start HD, though infectious complications were comparable. Urgent start PD had significantly less risk of mechanical complications as well.
Read the abstract » | (added 2021-09-14)
Outcomes of Incremental PD
A retrospective cohort study looked at 175 PD patients followed for about 2 years. Starting PD with a lower vs. higher dose was associated with better survival.
Read the abstract » | (added 2021-08-12)
Higher HD Dose Linked with Better Survival
A national registry of 32,283 standard HD patients found that “a higher dose of dialysis was consistently associated with better survival.” Kt was most discriminating, with survival highest in the upper Kt quartile. Arteriovenous access, hemodiafiltration, scheduled dialysis initiation, and long weekly HD hours predicted higher Kt.
Read the abstract » | (added 2021-07-12)