Comparison and survival of hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis in the elderly.

@article{Collins2002ComparisonAS,
  title={Comparison and survival of hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis in the elderly.},
  author={Allan J. Collins and Eric Weinhandl and J Jacob Snyder and Shu-cheng S. Chen and D. D. Gilbertson},
  journal={Seminars in dialysis},
  year={2002},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={98-102}
}
Comparisons of clinical outcomes in hemodialysis (HD) and peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients have been marked by inconsistent results depending on the population studied and the methods used. In order to address this limitation of previous U.S. studies and to more specifically evaluate the higher-risk elderly population, we undertook a study of Medicare patients > or =67 years of age and assessed the comorbidity before they entered end-stage renal disease (ESRD) treatment. We then evaluated… CONTINUE READING

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