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Dialysis adequacy has a major impact on the outcome of continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) patients. However, most studies on peritoneal dialysis adequacy have focused on patients with significant residual renal function. The present study examined the effect of dialysis adequacy on anuric CAPD patients. A single-center prospective(More)
BACKGROUND In continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD), the impact of dialysis adequacy on patient outcome is well established in Caucasian patients but is less clear in Asian patients. Recent evidence suggests that Asian dialysis patients enjoy better overall survival. We hypothesize that dialysis adequacy may be less important in determining(More)
Previous studies have suggested that the cross-sectional relationship observed between total solute clearance (Kt/V) and dietary protein intake (DPI) in patients undergoing dialysis is possibly mathematical in origin. A cross-sectional study on 242 patients undergoing continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) was performed to determine the(More)
This study reviewed 1787 episodes of peritoneal dialysis (PD)-related peritonitis in 544 patients between 1994 and 2003. The overall rate of peritonitis was 0.68 episodes/year of PD, but decreased from 1.10 to 0.46 episodes/year between 1994 and 2003. The incidence of peritonitis caused by coagulase-negative staphylococci declined between 1994 and 1998 from(More)
Dialysis adequacy has a major impact on outcome of continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) patients. However, there is a substantial confounding effect by residual renal function in most studies. We differentiated the effects of dialysis adequacy from those of residual renal function on nutritional status and outcome of CAPD patients. We identified(More)
We performed a multicenter, single-blinded, prospective randomized study on the use of a double-bag disconnect system (B) versus a Y-set disconnect system (Y). The peritonitis rate, exit site infection, clinical outcome, and patients' acceptance to the procedure were assessed. A total of 120 new end-stage renal failure patients of three regional hospitals(More)
The expression of measured-to-predicted creatinine generation ratio (M/P) has been proposed as an index of compliance in continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) patients. Although M/P may not be sensitive enough for cross-sectional study, serial monitoring has been suggested to identify noncompliance. We attempted to evaluate serial changes of M/P(More)
Cross-sectional studies show that peritoneal transport status is associated with nutritional status and clinical outcome of continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) patients. High transporters often are assumed to have progressive malnutrition as a result of fluid overload and nutrient loss in dialysis effluent. There are few prospective data to(More)
BACKGROUND Many patients with end-stage renal disease need to take a large number of medications. In the present study, we studied the magnitude of problem and explored the relationship between the number of prescribed medications and the clinical outcome of a large cohort of prevalent peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. METHODS We studied the medication(More)
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