Journal Watch - Hospitalization
Longer HD Treatments Do Not Make Up for the 2-day “Killer Gap”
For 20 years, the kidney community has known that death on HD is significantly higher on the day after the 2-day “killer gap.” An analysis of 250+ minutes vs. <200 minutes HD treatments found that even 4.5 hour long treatments thrice weekly did not make the gap less lethal.
Read the abstract » | (added 03/12/2019)
Biocompatible PD Solutions Maintain Membranes Longer
Independently of inflammation, biocompatible PD solutions helped 71 patients keep a steady level of solute transport over 7.5 years, compared to 295 patients who used standard solutions. Read the abstract.
Read the abstract » | (added 09/10/2018)
Tags: Dialysis Solutions, Glucans, Glucose, Il6 Protein, Human, Inflammation, Interleukin 6, Peritoneal Fibrosis, Peritoneum, Peritonitis, Creatinine, Hospitalization, Icodextrin, Peritoneal Dialysis, Peritoneal Membrane