Journal Watch - Incremental PD
Incremental PD may preserve residual kidney function longer
A single-center observational study in Korea followed 347 patients; half started full-dose PD and half started incremental PD. While patient, technique, and peritonitis-free survival were similar between groups, the incremental PD group had a significantly lower risk of losing all of their kidney function (anuria).
Read the abstract » | (added 2019-07-15)
New Ideas for Incremental PD
Starting incremental PD without the exclusive focus on residual plus peritoneal clearances may ease transitions of new patients onto dialysis—and reduce our “obsession” with small moleule kinetics.
Read the abstract » | (added 2018-06-12)
Starting PD with One Daily Exchange of Icodextrin
Incremental PD can be less restrictive for patients initiating therapy. Is one daily exchange with icodextrin enough? A physiological study used a 3-pore kinetic model to assess fluid and solute removal among patients with residual function that ranged from 0 to 15 mL/min/1.73m2. All but very large patients (total body water >60L) were predicted to achieve adequate dialysis with this approach.
Read the abstract » | (added 2018-02-15)