Multi-center Study on the Outcome of Patients on CAPD and Hemodialysis
Seven renal units in England entered 361 patients into a multicenter study of CAPD. After one year 92 patients on CAPD were compared to 42 on hemodialysis. CAPD was preferentially used for patients with diabetes mellitus or cardiac problems. Actuarial patient survival and technique survival did not differ with the two treatments. The hospitalization rate for vascular access problems complicating hemodialysis therapy was nearly as high as that for peritonitis and catheter problems in CAPD patients. The peritonitis rate was 2.4 episodes/patient yr.
KeywordsCatheter Europe Tuberculosis Hunt Peritonitis
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