Comparing automated peritoneal dialysis with continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis: survival and quality of life differences?

@article{Balasubramanian2011ComparingAP,
  title={Comparing automated peritoneal dialysis with continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis: survival and quality of life differences?},
  author={Gowrie Balasubramanian and Khadija McKitty and Stanley Lin-Sun Fan},
  journal={Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association},
  year={2011},
  volume={26 5},
  pages={1702-8}
}
BACKGROUND There is a wide disparity in the use of automated peritoneal dialysis (APD) or continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) in the UK. This may be due to a perceived quality of life and technique survival advantage with APD, although evidence is lacking. METHODS We conducted a single-centre retrospective study of incident end-stage renal disease initiating APD and CAPD with data collected prospectively over 5 years. PD modality was based on patient preference. Health status was… CONTINUE READING
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