Journal Watch - Dialysis Choice
PD vs. HD for Quality of Life
Eleven studies from 2000 to 2019 (N=3,711) comparing PD with in-center HD (ICHD), PD vs. home HD, ICHD vs. self-care ICHD, ICHD vs. home HD, and various home HD modalities with each other were analyzed to determine the impact of modality on quality of life. PD was favored in some domains, while ICHD was favored in others. Home HD was rated significantly higher than ICHD for some domains.
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New Danish Dialysis Decision Aid
A shared decision-making tool developed and pilot tested in Denmark was well-received by 137 patients, and resulted in 80% of them choosing a home dialysis option—vs. just 23% without the tool.
Read the abstract » | (added 2018-05-11)