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  1. Urgent Start PD + Diabetes

    A retrospective study compared the first 30-day outcomes and survival trends of 80 urgent start dialysis patients, 50 of whom (62.5%) did PD. Compared to those who started standard in-center HD, the dialysis-related complications were significantly lower for those on PD, and PD survival was higher as well. Read the abstract.

    Read the abstract » | (added 10/12/2018)

    Tags: Diabetes, Survival Trends, Urgent Start Dialysis, Pd, In Center Hd, Dialysis Related Complications

  2. PD and Dialysis Patient Employment

    In a Swedish study, 4,734 working-age (20-60 years old) patients who survived at least one year on in-center HD or PD were compared. Patients using PD had a 4% increased probability of employment over in-center HD—as well as a 6% lower disability pension and higher work income. Read the abstract

    Read the abstract » | (added 10/12/2018)

    Tags: Pd, Hd, Employment, Disability Pension, Work Income

  3. PD Catheter Outcomes in Low vs. High-Volume Centers

    Not surprisingly, patients whose PD catheters were placed at high-volume centers (in Japan) had fewer adverse events, needed feer blood transfusions, and had shorter hospital stays than those from low-volume centers. Read the abstract.

    Read the abstract » | (added 09/10/2018)

    Tags: Pd, Catheter, Hospital Volume

  4. 5-year study: Predialysis PD Education Saves Lives on PD

    Among 398 patients who started PD from 2007-2016, 169 had received predialysis education. After 5 years, this group had a significantly lower rate of peritonitis, a longer median time to a first peritonitis episode, and less risk of death from peritonitis than patients who did not get CKD education. Read the abstract.

    Read the abstract » | (added 09/10/2018)

    Tags: Pd, Predialysis, Peritonitis, Mortality, Ckd Education

  5. Lower B2M levels linked with WORSE survival on PD

    Unlike HD, a new study of 725 incident PD patients divided into three beta-2 microglobulin tertiles found that the lowest third of B2m levels was associated with a higher risk of death. The increased risk was especially seen in females; older patients; and those with comorbidities, low BMI, low serum albumin, and less residual kidney function. Read the abstract.

    Read the abstract » | (added 07/13/2018)

    Tags: Pd, B2m, Morbidity Rate

  6. Vascular access for high-risk PD patients

    Which PD patients are at risk for technique failure and should proactively have a vascular access placed for HD? A case-control study compared 72 patients who were transferred from PD to HD to 111 controls who stayed on PD, received a transplant, recovered kidney function, or passed away. Low adequacy or serum albumin, hospitalizations, and peritonitis were predictors of a transfer to HD. Read the abstract.

    Read the abstract » | (added 07/13/2018)

    Tags: Pd, Technique, Vascular Access, Hd

  7. PKD and PD – a Metaanalysis

    Among 9 studies totaling 7,197 patients—of whom 882 had polycystic kidney disease—survival was better among the PKD patients. There were no differences in peritonitis or technique survival between those who did and did not have PKD, though those with PKD did have a higher risk of hernias.

    Read the abstract » | (added 06/12/2018)

    Tags: Pkd, Pd, Metaanalysis, Polycystic Kidney Disease

  8. Year 1 Cognitive Function Better with PD than Standard In-center HD

    PD came out the winner over standard in-center HD in a study of cognitive function among 96 HD and 101 PD patients who took cognitive tests at the start and end of their first year of treatment, though both groups saw some improvement.

    Read the abstract » | (added 02/15/2018)

    Tags: Pd, Hd, Cognitive Function