Patient and technique survival and factors affecting mortality on peritoneal dialysis in Turkey: 12 years' experience in a single center.

@article{Sipahiolu2008PatientAT,
  title={Patient and technique survival and factors affecting mortality on peritoneal dialysis in Turkey: 12 years' experience in a single center.},
  author={Murat Hayri Sipahioğlu and Aysun Aybal and Aydin Unal and Bulent Tokgoz and Oktay Oymak and Cengiz Utaş},
  journal={Peritoneal dialysis international : journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis},
  year={2008},
  volume={28 3},
  pages={238-45}
}
BACKGROUND We investigated patient and technique survival and factors affecting mortality in Turkish peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS This was a retrospective study. 423 PD patients were included. The demographic, clinical, and biochemical data were collected from the medical records. Clinical outcomes were mortality and technique failure. RESULTS Mean age at the start of PD was 46.0 +/- 14.3 years and mean PD duration was 37.1 +/- 28.3 (median: 30, range: 4-137… CONTINUE READING

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