June 6, 2010

Superior survival of high transporters treated with automated versus continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis

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APD is generally recommended for the management of high transporters, although there have been no adequate studies to date comparing the outcomes of APD and CAPD in this high risk group.  In this study of patients receiving peritoneal dialysis, APD treatment was associated with superior survival and comparable death-censored technique survival, as compared to CAPD. There were no statistically significant differences in patient survival or death-censored technique survival between APD and CAPD for any other transport group, except for low transporters, who experienced a higher mortality rate on APD compared with CAPD.

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