Investigators found no meaningful survival difference between patients transitioning to home hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis within 12 months of dialysis initiation.
Patients starting on peritoneal dialysis or in-center hemodialysis have similar mortality risks, according to a new systematic review and meta-analysis of studies using propensity score matching to compare mortality risks between the modalities.
The study expands on prior research by incorporating a larger more diverse CKD/ESRD population followed over a longer period, and it adjusted for several important confounders, such as kidney transplant status.
A gender disparity in the use of RRT favoring male patients has persisted over a 50-year period from 1965 to 2015, according to a new study.
Initiation of PD increased above national trends after implementation of multidisciplinary tool
Elderly patients with 3 or more geriatric impairments at dialysis initiation was associated with a nearly 3-fold higher 12-month mortality risk compared with those were less impaired.
In patients on peritoneal dialysis, serum uric acid levels in the highest quintile are associated with a nearly 1.5-fold increased risk of all-cause mortality compared with levels in the third quintile, a study found.
For patients on peritoneal dialysis, 1.75 vs 1.25 mmol/L dialysate calcium was superior at reducing intact parathyroid hormone levels, meta-analysis revealed.
Children initiating dialysis at higher eGFRs had a 36% higher risk for death than those initiating at lower eGFRs.
Home dialysis use increased in all groups; racial, ethnic differences decreased from 2005 to 2013