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  • 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

  • Glycemic Variability and Survival in People with Diabetes on PD

    A Swedish study divided 325 people with diabetes on PD into seven groups based on glycemic variability. Using the lowest variability group as a reference point, survival was significantly better with less variability in blood sugar.

    Read the abstract » | (added 2022-02-14)

    Tags: Diabetes, PD, Glycemic Variability, Survival, Blood Sugar

  • 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)

    Tags: Urgent start Peritoneal Dialysis, Survival, Urgent Start HD, Mechanical Complications, Infectious Complications

  • 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)

    Tags: Peritoneal Dialysis , PD, End stage Kidney Disease, Dialysate Volume, Survival

  • 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)

    Tags: Dialysis Frequency, Survival, Kt, Mortality