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.
They may differ from hemodialysis patients with respect to case mix, volume status, disease management, and routine exposure to anticoagulation.
Oral sodium bicarbonate may ease hyperphosphatemia in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients with metabolic acidosis.
Patients initiating dialysis have a lower hospitalization risk in the first year if they start on peritoneal dialysis (PD) instead of hemodialysis (HD).
The risk is three times greater when compared with hemodialysis.
Risk of peritonitis elevated six-fold in 30 days before death in patients on treatment
ST. JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND—Patients on peritoneal dialysis (PD) are at 51% higher risk of being hospitalized for infections than those receiving hemodialysis (HD), according to findings presented at the Canadian Society of Nephrology annual meeting.
Many patients start dialysis treatment with hemodialysis (HD) even though they initially had opted for peritoneal dialysis (PD), according to researchers.
PRAGUE—For patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) who initiate maintenance dialysis, those starting on peritoneal dialysis (PD) have a significantly greater death risk than those starting on hemodialysis (HD), according to a French study.
PRAGUE—End-stage renal disease patients who start on peritoneal dialysis (PD) rather than hemodialysis (HD) spend less time on a renal transplant waiting list before getting a kidney, new findings suggest.