Journal Watch - Residual Function
Standard vs. Incremental PD Start: 12-year Retrospective Study
When people start PD with some residual function, is it beneficial not to begin with a full PD prescription? A study looked back at 12 years of people who started PD, 232 standard and 71 intermittent (iPD; 2-3 manual exchanges per day). Those who did iPD had higher residual kidney function than those on standard PD. For people with diabetes, iPD was linked with a survival advantage as well.
Read the abstract » | (added 2021-12-16)