Journal Watch - Capd
RCT: Which Works Best, Straight or Coiled PD Catheters?
A metaanalysis recently found that straight catheters were better, and an RCT of 308 CAPD patients randomly assigned to receive a straight (n=153) or coiled (n=155) catheter corroborates that finding. After a mean follow-up of 21 months, straight PD catheters caused almost 9 times less dysfunction or drainage failure (0.7% vs. 5.8%) with less pain than coiled catheters. Both catheters had a similar risk of peritonitis.
Read the abstract » | (added 09/11/2019)
Does RRF affect quality of life in CAPD?
The SF-36 was given to 120 adult patients on CAPD for at least 3 months, divided into a group with and without residual renal function. There were no correlations between RRF and total SF-36 scores. However, SF-36 scores did correlate with measures of inflammation, fluid overload, and malnutrition. Read the abstract.
Read the abstract » | (added 07/13/2018)
APD May Rapidly Improve Left Heart Failure
A single-center observational study of 47 CAPD patients with left-sided heart failure found that using a cycler for short-term APD improved ultrafiltration significantly in just 3 days.
Read the abstract » | (added 06/12/2018)