Peritoneal Dialysis

Have you seen swimming-related infections in PD patients?

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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

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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

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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

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

New-Onset Diabetes Less Likely with Peritoneal Dialysis

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Researchers speculate patients on peritoneal dialysis are more physically active than those on HD, and this may lower diabetes risk.

Vascular Calcification Linked to Lower Phosphate Clearance

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Vascular calcification contributes to increased cardiovascular risk in dialysis patients.

Vitamin D Deficiency Hikes Death Risk in Dialysis Patients

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Study of patients new to dialysis also demonstrates an increase in the likelihood of hospitalization.

Honey Ineffective in Preventing Peritoneal Dialysis Infections

Honey Ineffective in Preventing Peritoneal Dialysis Infections

No difference in time to peritoneal-dialysis-related infection with honey at exit site, usual care

Peritoneal Dialysis May Reduce Stroke Damage

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PD may lower glutamate levels released into the brain during ischemic stroke, minimizing tissue damage

Fluid Overload Increases Kidney Disease Progression Risk

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Severe fluid overload in patients with advanced CKD increases by threefold the likelihood of initiation of renal replacement therapy.

Fish Oil, Omega-3 Improves Blood Lipid Parameters in CKD

Fish Oil, Omega-3 Improves Blood Lipid Parameters in CKD

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The benefits of omega-3 (n-3) fatty acids in renal populations were last discussed in this column in 2007.

Self-Cannibalizing for Peritoneal Dialysis Growth?

Self-Cannibalizing for Peritoneal Dialysis Growth?

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In the nephrology community, there have been heightened discussions and apparent enthusiasm about the revival of PD as the prototype for home dialysis.

Peritoneal Dialysis Cheaper than Hemodialysis Worldwide

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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.

Low Creatinine Raises Death Risk in Peritoneal Dialysis Patients

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New findings confirm the prognostic value of serum creatinine levels as a surrogate of muscle mass.

Radiologic Insertion of Tenckhoff Catheters Offers Benefits

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Peritoneal dialysis patients can undergo the procedure on an outpatient basis.

PD Exit-Site Infections Raise Peritonitis Risk

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Patients on peritoneal dialysis (PD) who experience an exit-site infection (ESI) are at increased risk for peritonitis.

Pulmonary Hypertension Highly Prevalent in Hemodialysis Patients

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The condition was found in nearly 32% of hemodialysis patients, compared with only 8% and 5% of peritoneal dialysis and kidney transplant patients.

Kidney Function Decline Slows After Dialysis Start

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Hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis patient experience similar amelioration in glomerular filtration rate decline.

Stroke Risk May Be Lower in Peritoneal Dialysis Patients

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They may differ from hemodialysis patients with respect to case mix, volume status, disease management, and routine exposure to anticoagulation.

Sodium Bicarbonate Lowers Phosphorus in PD Patients

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Oral sodium bicarbonate may ease hyperphosphatemia in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients with metabolic acidosis.

Hospitalization Risk Less with PD

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Patients initiating dialysis have a lower hospitalization risk in the first year if they start on peritoneal dialysis (PD) instead of hemodialysis (HD).

Infection-Related Hospitalizations More Likely with Peritoneal Dialysis

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The risk is three times greater when compared with hemodialysis.

Peritonitis Increases Odds of Mortality in Peritoneal Dialysis Patients

Peritonitis Increases Odds of Mortality in Peritoneal Dialysis Patients

Risk of peritonitis elevated six-fold in 30 days before death in patients on treatment

Hospitalization Risk for Infections Higher with PD

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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 Initially Choose PD, but Start on HD

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Many patients start dialysis treatment with hemodialysis (HD) even though they initially had opted for peritoneal dialysis (PD), according to researchers.

Survival Better with HD than PD in CHF Patients

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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.

Study: PD Patients Receive Kidney Transplants Sooner

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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.

Central Catheters May Explain Higher Risk of Death in HD vs. PD Patients

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Hemodialysis (HD) vascular access type at the time of dialysis initiation may be an important modifier that can affect overall patient survival, according to a new Canadian study.

Low Mg May Hike Mortality in PD Patients

Low Mg May Hike Mortality in PD Patients

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PHOENIX—Lower serum magnesium levels are a significant predictor of mortality in patient on peritoneal dialysis (PD), researchers found.

Marked Hyperglycemia Raises Death Risk in PD Patients

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PHOENIX—Marked hyperglycemia in diabetic patients on chronic peritoneal dialysis (CPD) are at increased risk of death, a study found.

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