Journal Watch - Technique Survival
PD After Transplant Failure
We know that PD helps preserve residual kidney function longer: will this work after a failed transplant, too? An 8-year chart review study found no difference between technique survival, peritonitis-free survival, and residual urine in patients with transplant failure who returned to PD (n=18) vs. those who started PD for other reasons (n=163).
Read the abstract » | (added 2021-09-14)
Comorbidities—but not Peritonitis—drove Mortality on PD
Among 242 Turkish PD patients followed for up to 9 years, age over 65, diabetes, cancer, and heart failure were independent risk factors for death, but surprisingly peritonitis was not.
Read the abstract » | (added 2020-02-19)
Home HD: Hospitalizations and Technique Survival
In a Swedish registry study, patients initiating PD (n=456), home HD (n=152), and in-center HD (IHD; n=608) were matched by age, sex, comorbidity, and start date. Patients using home HD had significantly lower hospital admissions and days than those doing PD or IHD (1.7, 12 days vs. 2.8, 20 days and 2.2, 14 days respectively). Home HD patients also had significantly fewer admissions for cardiovascular diagnoses or infectious disease, as well as significantly longer technique survival.
Read the abstract » | (added 2020-01-09)