Similar outcomes with hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis in patients with end-stage renal disease.

@article{Mehrotra2011SimilarOW,
  title={Similar outcomes with hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis in patients with end-stage renal disease.},
  author={Rajnish Mehrotra and Yi-Wen Chiu and Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh and Joanne Bargman and Edward F. Vonesh},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={171 2},
  pages={110-8}
}
BACKGROUND The annual payer costs for patients treated with peritoneal dialysis (PD) are lower than with hemodialysis (HD), but in 2007, only 7% of dialysis patients in the United States were treated with PD. Since 1996, there has been no change in the first-year mortality of HD patients, but both short- and long-term outcomes of PD patients have improved. METHODS Data from the US Renal Data System were examined for secular trends in survival among patients treated with HD and PD on day 90 of… CONTINUE READING
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