November 30, 2015

Peritoneal Equilibration Test and Patient Outcomes.

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This US study of over 10 000 peritoneal dialysis patients looked at the association of peritoneal equilibration test parameters with all-cause mortality, technique failure and hospitalization rate. The median follow-up period was 15.8 months and 87% with on CCPD.  The results show a linear association between dialysate/plasma creatinine and mortality (adjusted hazards ratio per 0.1 unit higher, 1.07; 95% confidence interval, 1.02 to 1.13) and hospitalization rate (adjusted incidence rate ratio per 0.1 unit higher, 1.05; 95% confidence interval, 1.03 to 1.06). Ultrafiltration volume was inversely related with hospitalization rate but not with all-cause mortality and there was no correlation with technique failure.

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