Journal Watch - Technique Failure
Home-to-Home Dialysis Transition
When PD or home HD do not work out, people tend to end up in-center. In one clinic, of 911 home dialysis patients with technique failure, just 28 made a home-to-home transition over a 24-year period. Technique and patient survival were comparable, though hospitalizations and temporary in-center HD were common.
Read the abstract » | (added 2022-05-12)
Platelet-to-Albumin Ratio Predicts PD Technique Success and Survival
Dividing patients’ absolute platelet counts by their serum albumin levels creates a protein-to-albumin ratio (PAR) that predicts PD outcomes, finds a new study of 405 people over a median of 2 years. Patients with lower PAR levels had higher rates of PD success and better survival.
Read the abstract » | (added 2021-12-16)
Better Technique Survival with Assisted PD
A study of 384 PD patients in China compared the outcomes of 274 who did self-care PD with 110 who had assisted PD. Older age, diabetes, low residual kidney function and low serum albumin predicted higher mortality, as did assisted PD, since this group had more comorbidities. Technique failure was also significantly lower in the assisted PD group.
Read the abstract » | (added 2021-04-16)