Peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients treated with ACE inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) have a 62% reduced risk of death compared with PD patients not treated with these medications, after adjusting for age, BP, and other variables, according to a report in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (2008; published online ahead of print).


In the study, which was conducted at the University of Toronto, 165 PD patients were treated with ACE inhibitors or ARBs and 141 were not.

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Investigators followed patients from the date of PD initiation until death, cessation of PD, transfer to other centers, or the end of the study.