Peritoneal Dialysis

Peritoneal Dialysis Patient Death Risk Linked to Thyroid Dysfunction

Peritoneal Dialysis Patient Death Risk Linked to Thyroid Dysfunction

By

Hypo- and hyperthyroidism predict an increased risk of all-cause mortality.

Assisted PD May Be a Safe Alternative to In-Center HD

Assisted PD May Be a Safe Alternative to In-Center HD

By

Assisted peritoneal dialysis and in-center hemodialysis are associated with similar hospitalization rates.

Low Sodium Increases Death Risk in Peritoneal Dialysis

Low Sodium Increases Death Risk in Peritoneal Dialysis

By

Sodium levels below 140 mEq/L associated with a higher death risk vs levels of 140 to less than 142 mEq/L.

ACEIs, ARBs May Cut Peritoneal Dialysis Initiators' CV Risk

ACEIs, ARBs May Cut Peritoneal Dialysis Initiators' CV Risk

By

Researchers found a 16% lower risk for strokes, heart attacks, and death combined among patients who took ACEIs or ARBs.

Higher Cancer Risk in Dialysis Patients Confirmed

Higher Cancer Risk in Dialysis Patients Confirmed

By

The risk is most elevated among individuals aged 44 years or younger.

Anemia Risk Factors in Peritoneal Dialysis Patients ID'd

Anemia Risk Factors in Peritoneal Dialysis Patients ID'd

By

New findings implicate transferrin saturation and nutritional status assessed by albumin.

Rapid Use of PD Catheters in Children Possible

Rapid Use of PD Catheters in Children Possible

By

Researchers report successful use of catheters within 24 hours in urgent situations.

Peritoneal Dialysis Outpacing Home Hemodialysis

Peritoneal Dialysis Outpacing Home Hemodialysis

By

Trend started around the introduction of the Medicare prospective payment system for dialysis care.

Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Home Dialysis Outcomes Identified

Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Home Dialysis Outcomes Identified

By

Blacks undergoing PD or home HD and Hispanics undergoing PD are less likely than their white counterparts to receive a kidney transplant.

Fixed-Dose Phosphate Binder Schedules May Be Less Than Ideal

Fixed-Dose Phosphate Binder Schedules May Be Less Than Ideal

By

Study of peritoneal dialysis patients showed that they do not adjust binders to match the phosphate content of meals and snacks.

Peritoneal Dialysis Patients May Have Better Post-Transplant Survival

Peritoneal Dialysis Patients May Have Better Post-Transplant Survival

By

Meta-analysis suggests a 9% decreased 5-year mortality risk associated with pre-transplant peritoneal dialysis versus hemodialysis.

Death Risk Lower with Home Hemodialysis than Peritoneal Dialysis

Death Risk Lower with Home Hemodialysis than Peritoneal Dialysis

By

Daily home hemodialysis also decreases likelihood of hospitalization and technique failure.

Dietary Interventions Improve Hyperphosphatemia Treatment

Dietary Interventions Improve Hyperphosphatemia Treatment

By

Cutting back on dietary phosphorus in addition to taking phosphate binders achieved greater decreases in serum phosphate in PD patients.

Study: Patient Survival Better with HHD than PD

Study: Patient Survival Better with HHD than PD

By

In a study, home hemodialysis was associated with a 53% decreased risk of death compared with peritoneal dialysis.

Portugal's RRT Incidence Rate Is Highest in Europe

Portugal's RRT Incidence Rate Is Highest in Europe

By

New report shows that Montenegro had the lowest rate of renal replacement therapy.

Dementia Risk Lower in Peritoneal Dialysis Initiators

Dementia Risk Lower in Peritoneal Dialysis Initiators

By

Starting on peritoneal dialysis was associated with a 25% lower dementia risk versus starting on hemodialysis, a study showed.

Commission Seeks to End AKI Deaths by 2025

Commission Seeks to End AKI Deaths by 2025

Mission 0by25 hopes to stop preventable deaths from AKI by 2025.

Daily Home Hemodialysis May Have Edge vs. Peritoneal Dialysis

Daily Home Hemodialysis May Have Edge vs. Peritoneal Dialysis

By

Risk of hospitalization and modality failure is significantly lower, Canadian study finds.

Hyperphosphatemia Raises Coronary Artery Calcification (CAC) Risk in Peritoneal Dialysis

Hyperphosphatemia Raises Coronary Artery Calcification (CAC) Risk in Peritoneal Dialysis

By

Study of coronary artery calcification (CAC) risk also shows serum phosphorus levels associated with nutritional intake and dialysis adequacy.

Peritoneal Dialysis Offers Early Survival Advantage Over Hemodialysis

Peritoneal Dialysis Offers Early Survival Advantage Over Hemodialysis

By

New study excluded hemodialysis patients who used central venous catheters for vascular access.

Home Dialysis On the Rise Despite High Cost

Home Dialysis On the Rise Despite High Cost

Experts say that issues of cost to providers have prevented broader application of home dialysis.

Mortality in Lupus Patients Does Not Differ By Dialysis Type

Mortality in Lupus Patients Does Not Differ By Dialysis Type

By

Large study looked at matched pairs of lupus patients with renal disease starting dialysis with hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis.

Starting on Peritoneal Dialysis May Offer Survival Edge

Starting on Peritoneal Dialysis May Offer Survival Edge

By

Highest survival rates found among patients whose initial dialysis modality was PD but where then switched to hemodialysis.

Fracture Risk Varies by Renal Replacement Therapy

Fracture Risk Varies by Renal Replacement Therapy

By

Hemodialysis patients are at higher risk than peritoneal dialysis and renal transplant recipients.

Hemodialysis Patients Face Higher Hip Fracture Risk

Hemodialysis Patients Face Higher Hip Fracture Risk

By

The risk is more than 13 times greater than with peritoneal dialysis.

Anemia Management Changing in Peritoneal Dialysis Patients

Anemia Management Changing in Peritoneal Dialysis Patients

By

Study reveals a decline in the use of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents and an increase in the use of iron.

Have you seen swimming-related infections in PD patients?

By

Peritoneal dialysis PD patients are routinely advised not to swim in a lake, a pool, or the sea.

Dialysis Patient Death Rate Continues to Drop

Dialysis Patient Death Rate Continues to Drop

By

The adjusted rate fell 26.5% from 1996 to 2011, but remains much higher than in the general population.

CROWNWeb Data: Supporting Infection Control, Hospitalization Initiatives

By By

An overview of how data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' CROWNWeb system could provide additional support.

Anemic Peritoneal Dialysis Patients May Benefit from Folic Acid

By

Folic acid treatment significantly improved hemoglobin levels and decreased epoetin alfa use.

Sign Up for Free e-newsletters