Cost advantages of peritoneal dialysis over haemodialysis in the first year of therapy
Few studies have compared resource consumption and costs associated with haemodialysis (HD) and peritoneal dialysis (PD) access. Here we report results from a retrospective analysis titled ‘Cost analysis of haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis access in incident dialysis patients’ comparing these treatments in the first year of therapy that may have important implications for policymakers.To view the full article, click here.
New study on Online Haemodiafiltration substantiates existing evidence on patient survival
The new Catalonian High Volume Online Haemodiafiltration (OL-HDF) study shows that High Volume OL-HDF therapy improves patients’ survival rate. With a 30% reduction of all-cause mortality and 33% lower risk of cardiovascular mortality patients should benefit from High Volume Online HDF.
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The formation of of glucose degradation products (GDPs) is pH dependant and arise during the sterilisation process and storage of peritoneal dialysis fluids.
Utilising a dual chambered bag allows the sterilisation of the glucose to be performed at a very low pH, thus greatly reducing the GDP formation.
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