Peritoneal dialysis in the US: evaluation of outcomes in contemporary cohorts.

@article{Mujais2006PeritonealDI,
  title={Peritoneal dialysis in the US: evaluation of outcomes in contemporary cohorts.},
  author={Salim K. Mujais and Kenneth O Story},
  journal={Kidney international. Supplement},
  year={2006},
  volume={103},
  pages={S21-6}
}
Secular trends in dialysis therapy delivery require a frequent re-examination of outcomes in patients on renal replacement modalities. We examined four large cohorts of patients initiating peritoneal dialysis (PD) in 2000-2003 (total of >40 000 patients) to ascertain trends in patient outcomes, technique success, and predictors of both parameters of interest. Age, end-stage renal disease vintage, and diabetes were clear predictors of patient survival. Technique success was higher in patients on… CONTINUE READING

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