November 29, 2011

Survival advantage of hemodialysis relative to peritoneal dialysis in patients with end-stage renal disease and congestive heart failure

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This prospective French Registry study finds that the adjusted hazard ratio for death in PD compared to the HD patients was significant at 1.48 for all enrolled patients started on dialysis with associated congestive heart failure.  Of note, congestive heart failure was determined subjectively (not by left ventricular ejection fraction), the PD group was older  (75.9 vs 72.5 years of age, p <0.001) and the enrolled patients were stratified by modality at day 90.
Accompanying editorial: Choice of dialysis modality.

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