A comparison of mortality between patients treated with hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis.

@article{Bloembergen1995ACO,
  title={A comparison of mortality between patients treated with hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis.},
  author={W E Bloembergen and Friedrich K. Port and Elizabeth A Mauger and Robert A. Wolfe},
  journal={Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN},
  year={1995},
  volume={6 2},
  pages={177-83}
}
Patients with ESRD treated with dialysis have a high mortality rate. Controversy exists as to whether this high mortality rate is affected by modality choice. The purpose of this epidemiologic study was to compare mortality in prevalent hemodialysis-treated (HD) and peritoneal dialysis-treated (PD) patients in a large national sample, adjusting for demographic characteristics. Data were obtained from the U.S. Renal Data System for patients prevalent on January 1 of the years 1987, 1988, and… CONTINUE READING

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