HD-to-PD Switch Does Not Increase Mortality Risk

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Patients transferred from hemodialysis (HD) to peritoneal dialysis (PD) because of complications do not have a greater risk of death than patients who started renal replacement therapy on PD, Polish researchers reported in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (2009; published online ahead of print).

The study, by Tomasz Liberek, MD, of the Medical University of Gdańsk, compared 197 patients who started on PD and 67 patients transferred from HD to PD because of complications.

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