A multicenter study of noncompliance with continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis exchanges in US and Canadian patients.

@article{Blake2000AMS,
  title={A multicenter study of noncompliance with continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis exchanges in US and Canadian patients.},
  author={Peter Blake and Stephen M. Korbet and Robert Blake and Joanne M. Bargman and John M Burkart and Barbara G Delano and Mrinal K. Dasgupta and Adrian Fine and Fredric O. Finkelstein and F X McCusker and Stephen D McMurray and Paul M. Zabetakis and Stephen W. Zimmerman and Paul Hartmann Heidenheim},
  journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation},
  year={2000},
  volume={35 3},
  pages={506-14}
}
Recent evidence suggested that noncompliance (NC) with continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) exchanges may be more common in US than in Canadian dialysis centers. This issue was investigated using a questionnaire-based method in 656 CAPD patients at 14 centers in the United States and Canada. NC was defined as missing more than one exchange per week or more than two exchanges per month. Patients were ensured of the confidentiality of their individual results. Mean patient age was 56… CONTINUE READING

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