Mortality studies comparing peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis: what do they tell us?

Abstract

Several recent large-scale epidemiological studies comparing mortality among end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients receiving hemodialysis (HD) versus peritoneal dialysis (PD) show conflicting results. In this paper, we undertake a critical review of these studies. Our goal is to determine if there are any consistent trends in outcomes between HD and PD… (More)

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