Timely initiation of dialysis--single-exchange experience in 39 patients starting peritoneal dialysis.

@article{Foggensteiner2002TimelyIO,
  title={Timely initiation of dialysis--single-exchange experience in 39 patients starting peritoneal dialysis.},
  author={Lukas Foggensteiner and Julia Baylis and Heather H Moss and Paul Williams},
  journal={Peritoneal dialysis international : journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis},
  year={2002},
  volume={22 4},
  pages={471-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To establish the effectiveness and patient acceptability of initiating peritoneal dialysis (PD) according to published guidelines. SETTING A university teaching hospital and a neighboring district general hospital. DESIGN Nonrandomized prospective pilot study. PATIENTS 39 patients with a Kt/V > 2.0 attending predialysis clinics at both hospitals agreed to participate in this study. METHODS Patients were started on a single exchange of dialysate overnight. Dialysis adequacy was… CONTINUE READING