Journal Watch - Automated Peritoneal Dialysis
Prospective Cohort Study of Urgent-start APD
Can automated PD be used for urgent-start dialysis? A study from China enrolled 68 people who needed to start treatment urgently and did either APD (52.9%) or HD. After following for an average of 20.1 months, the APD group had “significantly fewer short-term dialysis-related complications,” and lower hospital costs. Both groups had similar technique survival, infection rates, and patient survival.
Read the abstract » | (added 2022-07-13)
Low-volume Tidal PD for Urgent Starts
A randomized, prospective trial was done to see if tidal PD (TPD) would improve outcomes among 27 urgent start PD patients, vs. 22 who did low-volume intermittent PD. After follow up for up to 2 years, the TPD group did have significantly fewer catheter complications. Both options had about the same technique survival.
Read the abstract » | (added 2019-01-11)
APD Remote Monitoring Boosts Patient Independence
An observation study of 37 automated PD patients followed by remote monitoring found that prescriptions were modified more often than when monitoring was not done—personalizing treatments better to patients’ needs—and fewer emergency visits were needed, for more efficient use of healthcare resources.
Read the abstract » | (added 2018-05-11)