May 2, 2009

Similar survival on automated peritoneal dialysis and continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis in a large prospective cohort.

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Patients on APD or CAPD at 3 mo after start of dialysis were selected from a prospective multicenter cohort study in incident dialysis patients (NECOSAD). The intention-to-treat design studied overall mortality. This study found no difference in overall mortality and technique failure for APD compared with CAPD in incident dialysis patients.

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