Peritoneal dialysis PD patients are routinely advised not to swim in a lake, a pool, or the sea.
Study reveals a decline in the use of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents and an increase in the use of iron.
The adjusted rate fell 26.5% from 1996 to 2011, but remains much higher than in the general population.
Folic acid treatment significantly improved hemoglobin levels and decreased epoetin alfa use.
Researchers speculate patients on peritoneal dialysis are more physically active than those on HD, and this may lower diabetes risk.
Vascular calcification contributes to increased cardiovascular risk in dialysis patients.
Study of patients new to dialysis also demonstrates an increase in the likelihood of hospitalization.
No difference in time to peritoneal-dialysis-related infection with honey at exit site, usual care
PD may lower glutamate levels released into the brain during ischemic stroke, minimizing tissue damage
Severe fluid overload in patients with advanced CKD increases by threefold the likelihood of initiation of renal replacement therapy.
Boosting PD use in the U.S. to 12% of dialysis patients from the current 7% would save about $300 million a year, researcher says.
New findings confirm the prognostic value of serum creatinine levels as a surrogate of muscle mass.
Peritoneal dialysis patients can undergo the procedure on an outpatient basis.
Patients on peritoneal dialysis (PD) who experience an exit-site infection (ESI) are at increased risk for peritonitis.
The condition was found in nearly 32% of hemodialysis patients, compared with only 8% and 5% of peritoneal dialysis and kidney transplant patients.
Hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis patient experience similar amelioration in glomerular filtration rate decline.