Journal Watch - Cognitive Function
PD vs. Standard In-center HD for Quality of Life
A 24-month observational study compared 45 standard HD and 30 PD patients, and assessed their quality of life, cognitive function, and depression at study start and every 12 months. Over the 24 months, PD patients had significant improvement in physical and social well-being—while HD patients stayed the same. Cognitive function held steady in PD patients—but declined in HD patients. Depression increased among those on standard HD—but not those on PD.
Read the abstract » | (added 11/16/2019)
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)