Fewer Deaths With PD In First 90 Days
Among patients with at least one co-morbidity, those starting on PD have an approximately 25% lower mortality risk than those starting on HD.
A team at the Chronic Disease Research Group in
Among non-diabetics with one or more comorbid conditions, PD patients were at 27% lower risk. In the diabetic population, PD patients had a 51% lower mortality risk than HD patients if they had no other comorbidities and a 25% lower risk if they had one or more additional comorbidities. The researchers reported their findings here at the National Kidney Foundation 2007 Spring Clinical Meetings.