Journal Watch - Technique Failure
Meta-analysis of PD Remote Patient Monitoring
Analysis of data from 22 studies revealed that remote monitoring for PD reduced technique failure, hospitalization, and mortality vs. traditional PD monitoring.
Read the abstract » | (added 2023-04-19)
Remote Monitoring May Reduce PD Technique Failure
In a study looking back at 558 adult APD patients, 148 who had used remote monitoring were matched to 148 patients from the 410 who had not. The researchers found a significantly lower rate of PD technique failure in the remote-monitored group. More studies are needed.
Read the abstract » | (added 2021-01-12)
Is PD Unwise for Patients with Lupus Nephritis?
A small study found 92.4% (1 year), 84.7% (3 year) and 67.6% (5 year) patient survival among 28 non-diabetic lupus patients doing PD—compared to 100% (1 year), 93.5% (3 year), and 82.9% (5 year) among 56 controls. While the lupus was not directly associated with mortality, it was a risk factor for PD technique failure, infection, and hospitalizations.
Read the abstract » | (added 2019-11-16)
PD Technique Survival by Equipment Manufacturer
An Australia/New Zealand study of all 16,575 new PD patients between 1995 and 2014 compared PD cyclers made by Baxter, Fresenius, or Gambro. Gambro users had the fewest days to technique failure among the 72% who had it, followed by Fresenius, and then Baxter.
Read the abstract » | (added 2019-01-11)