The impact of treatment modality on infection-related hospitalization rates in peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis patients.

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Infection is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the dialysis population. This study compares the rates of infection-related hospitalization (IRH) in incident chronic dialysis patients initiating outpatient peritoneal dialysis (PD) and hemodialysis (HD). METHODS AND PATIENTS This was a retrospective cohort study at the… CONTINUE READING