Journal Watch - Polycystic Kidney Disease
Metaanalysis of PD for Kidney Failure due to PKD
Polycystic kidneys may displace room for PD fluid, so can PD be a viable treatment option? A metaanalysis of 12 studies and more than 17,000 patients found…maybe. PD outcomes were about the same for those with PKD as with other primary kidney diseases, and some can do PD. More research is needed to determine who is suitable. Read the abstract.
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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)