November 25, 2012

Hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis are associated with similar outcomes for end-stage renal disease treatment in Canada

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This study using Canadian Organ Replacement Registry (CORR) data compared PD survival relative to HD. Overall survival for the study period favored PD in the first 18 months and HD after 36 months. Looking at the 2001-04 cohort, survival favored PD for the first 2 years only and then was similar for both HD and PD. In subgroup analysis, female diabetics over the age of 65 on PD had a 27% higher mortality rate. Overall, the authors concluded HD and PD are associated with similar outcomes in the treatment of ESRD in Canada.

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