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  1. Whey Protein for PD Malnutrition

    A 6-month multicenter, randomized controlled trial tested protein powder plus dietary counseling vs. counseling only for CAPD patients with low serum albumin and BMI. Significantly more of the protein powder group were able to take in enough protein, and they also had significant increases in serum urea and a normalized protein catabolic rate.

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

    Tags: Malnutrition, Peritoneal Dialysis, Protein Supplementation, Whey Protein

  2. A Randomized, Controlled Trial of Instant Messaging for PD Patients

    Among 160 PD patients, the half assigned to instant messenger had significantly higher levels of satisfaction, serum albumin, and hemoglobin—and lower levels of serum phosphorus and calcium-phosphate product than controls.

    Read the abstract » | (added 05/11/2018)

    Tags: Instant Messaging Follow Ups, Peritoneal Dialysis

  3. Albumin Predicts Survival in Anuric PD Patients

    Patients who don’t make urine have a better chance of survival on PD if their serum albumin levels are 3.6 g/dL or higher, finds a new study of 505 PD patients in Korea. Age, diabetes, ultrafiltration volume, and serum creatinine levels were other factors.

    Read the abstract » | (added 05/11/2018)

    Tags: Survival Predictors, Peritoneal Dialysis

  4. Emergent Start PD Yet Again

    Learn about the rationale and feasibility of using PD as a first dialysis option for emergent start patients instead of inserting a central venous catheter and starting HD. .

    Read the abstract » | (added 04/12/2018)

    Tags: End Stage Renal Disease, Haemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis, Unplanned Start, Urgent Start

  5. Nocturnal Home HD Boosts Patient Employment Compared to PD

    A year-long study comparing 20 alternate-night nocturnal home hemodialysis patients to matched 81 CAPD patients in Hong Kong found 80% employment among the nocturnal HD patients (who were 5 years younger) and just 33.3% among PD patients. The nocturnal patients also used fewer phosphate binders. Read the abstract.

    Read the abstract » | (added 11/13/2017)

    Tags: Chinese, Nocturnal Hemodialysis, Employment Rate, Incident, Peritoneal Dialysis

  6. Colonoscopy Antibiotic Protocols in PD

    A study comparing 46 PD patients who received prophylactic antibiotics prior to colonoscopy to 47 patients who did not found no difference in the risk of peritonitis between groups, even when polyps were removed during the procedure. Patients with diabetes did benefit from antibiotics, however. Read the abstract.

    Read the abstract » | (added 11/13/2017)

    Tags: Peritoneal Dialysis, Prophylactic Antibiotics, Colonoscopy

  7. Which PD Exit Site Dressing is Better?

    Is an occlusive dressing better to reduce exit site or tunnel infections? A semi-occlusive one? It made no difference, found a new analysis of 2,460 incident PD patients. Read the abstract.

    Read the abstract » | (added 11/13/2017)

    Tags: Chronic Kidney Disease, Dressing, Nursing, Peritoneal Dialysis

  8. Remote Monitoring in PD May Catch Problems Early and Reduce Costs

    A simulation study using 12 patient profiles has determined that the ability to obtain clinical treatment information from PD could avoid the use of home and ER visits and hospital stays by identifying problems early, saving an estimated $7,088 to $23,364 across Italy, Germany, and the U.S. Read the abstract.

    Read the abstract » | (added 11/13/2017)

    Tags: Chronic Kidney Disease, Economics, End Stage Renal Disease, Peritoneal Dialysis, Remote Therapy Management, Telemedicine

  9. Risk Factors for Encapsulating Peritoneal Sclerosis

    EPS is a rare but devastating complication of PD. Among a series of 703 PD patients in Japan between 1980 and 2015, 6.3% developed EPS. Identified risk factors included a history of longer-duration peritonitis and longer time on PD, while use of biocompatible PD fluid reduced the risk. Read the abstract.

    Read the abstract » | (added 11/13/2017)

    Tags: Biocompatible Peritoneal Dialysis Fluid, Dialysate To Plasma Creatinine (D/P Cr) Ratio By Peritoneal Equilibration (Pet), Peritoneal Dialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis Duration, Peritonitis