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  • Impact of the START Project on PD in Canada

    In Alberta, Canada, the Starting dialysis on Time, at home, on the Right Therapy (START) project enrolled 1,962 consecutive adult ESKD patients who started dialysis between April 1, 2015 and March 31, 2018 with the aim of increasing the proportion of patients who do PD within 6 months of dialysis start. At baseline, 27% of incident patients tarted PD. Immediately after implementation, there was a 5.4% increase in the use of PD. No changes were found in rates of hospitalization, death, or probability of switching to HD.

    Read the abstract » | (added 2024-03-15)

    Tags: Haemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis, Quality Improvement

  • European Patients Live Longer with Extended HD Treatments

    Compared to standard in-center HD, patients from eight European countries who dialyzed for 6+ hours thrice weekly lived longer. Of 142,460 patients, 1,338 did extended HD. Compared to in-center HD (13.5/100 person-years), crude mortality for extended HD (6.0/100 person-years) was significantly better. Overall, those treated with extended treatments were 73% more likely to have survived.

    Read the abstract » | (added 2019-12-10)

    Tags: Survival, Extended hours Hemodialysis, Haemodialysis, ERA EDTA Registry

  • Emergent Start PD Yet Again

    Learn about the rationale and feasibility of using PD as a first dialysis option for emergent start patients instead of inserting a central venous catheter and starting HD. .

    Read the abstract » | (added 2018-04-12)

    Tags: End stage Renal Disease, Haemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis, Unplanned Start, Urgent Start