Fungal peritonitis (FP) is an infrequent but serious complication in children undergoing peritoneal dialysis (PD). This study aimed to explore the risk factors, clinical manifestations, causative organisms, fungal susceptibility findings, […]» Read more
Platelet activation is an important side effect of dialysis, resulted in a subsequent release of arachidonic acid (AA) from activated platelets. AA is involved in many pathologic conditions, such as […]» Read more
The cost and health burden of ESRD continues to increase globally. Total Medicare expenditure on dialysis has increased from 229 million USD in 1973 to 35.4 billion USD in 2016. […]» Read more
The Advancing American Kidney Health executive order aims to reduce the incidence of end-stage kidney disease, promote home dialysis therapies, increase the number of kidney transplants, and encourage innovation in […]» Read more
Factors affecting the relationship between ionized and corrected calcium levels in peritoneal dialysis patients: a retrospective cross-sectional study.
Chronic kidney disease-mineral and bone disorder (CKD-MBD) management in patients with end-stage renal disease is important owing to the risk of cardiovascular diseases. In clinical practice, we manage patients not […]» Read more
Outcomes of patients commencing peritoneal dialysis with and without back-up arteriovenous fistulas.
Transitions from peritoneal dialysis (PD) to haemodialysis (HD) are often unpredictable and central venous catheters (CVCs) are frequently required. Early studies found few back-up arteriovenous fistulas (bAVFs) were ever used. […]» Read more
Plasma fibrinogen and mortality in patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis: a prospective cohort study.
Plasma fibrinogen is significantly associated with cardiovascular (CV) events and mortality in the general population. However, the association between plasma fibrinogen and mortality in patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis (PD) is […]» Read more
Approximately 11% of people with kidney failure worldwide are treated with peritoneal dialysis (PD). This study examined PD use and practice patterns across the globe.A cross-sectional survey.Stakeholders including clinicians, policymakers, […]» Read more
Combined peritoneal dialysis (PD) and hemodialysis (HD) therapy (combined therapy) has numerous clinical benefits and should be emphasized for PD patients encountering technique failure.This 12-year nationwide retrospective study was conducted […]» Read more
Peritonitis is one of the major complications of peritoneal dialysis (PD). Although several reports have indicated seasonality of peritonitis, the observation periods were short, and there were no reports from […]» Read more
Automated peritoneal dialysis (APD) has been proved benefit from remote monitoring (RM), but evidences are limited. In this study, we compared clinical outcomes and quality of life (QoL) in two […]» Read more
Optimizing Peritoneal Dialysis-Associated Peritonitis Prevention in the United States: From Standardized Peritoneal Dialysis-Associated Peritonitis Reporting and Beyond.
Peritoneal dialysis (PD)-associated peritonitis is the leading cause of permanent transition to hemodialysis among patients receiving PD. Peritonitis is associated with higher mortality risk and added treatment costs and limits […]» Read more
Depression does not predict clinical outcome of Chinese peritoneal Dialysis patients after adjusting for the degree of frailty.
Depression and frailty contribute to the adverse clinical outcome of peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. However, the interaction between depression and frailty in PD patients remains uncertain. We determined the prevalence […]» Read more
The osmo-metabolic approach: a novel and tantalizing glucose-sparing strategy in peritoneal dialysis.
Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is a viable but under-prescribed treatment for uremic patients. Concerns about its use include the bio-incompatibility of PD fluids, due to their potential for altering the functional […]» Read more
Dyslipidemia is common in patients with chronic kidney disease and particular prevalent in patients receiving peritoneal dialysis. However, whether markers of atherogenic dyslipidemia correlate with outcomes in dialysis patients as […]» Read more
To describe the associated factors for non-medical reasons for dropout in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients.A retrospective cohort study was performed using registry data of adult patients commencing PD as their […]» Read more
Laparoscopic preperitoneal tunneling technique using a novel device for peritoneal dialysis catheter placement.
We aimed to introduce the puncture technique based on a novel device for preperitoneal tunneling in laparoscopic PD catheter placement and to evaluate the safety and efficacy of this technique.This […]» Read more
Gut-derived uremic toxins have been associated with adverse outcomes in chronic kidney disease (CKD). Alterations in bowel habits, including constipation, seem to play an additional role in uremic toxicity. The […]» Read more
Impact of initial dialysis modality on the survival of patients with ESRD in eastern China: a propensity-matched study.
There are conflicting research results about the survival differences between hemodialysis(HD) and peritoneal dialysis (PD). The present study estimated the survival and the relative mortality hazard for incident HD and […]» Read more
The effects of dialysis modalities on the progression of coronary artery calcification in dialysis patients.
Hemodialysis (HD) tend to have more hemodynamic changes than peritoneal dialysis (PD), which aggravates inflammation and oxidative stress. Whether HD and PD have different effects on the progression of vascular […]» Read more
Advances in exercise therapy in predialysis chronic kidney disease, hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and kidney transplantation.
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is characterized by poor levels of physical activity which contribute to increased morbidity across the disease trajectory. The short nature, small samples, and poor methodology across […]» Read more
An analysis of the “Half-Perc” versus open surgical placement method for a peritoneal dialysis catheter: a non-inferiority cohort study.
Most end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients undergo open surgical techniques for peritoneal dialysis (PD) catheter placement. An alternative method to PD catheter implantation is the half-percutaneous (“Half-Perc”) technique based on […]» Read more
There is variability among centres regarding the utilization of assisted peritoneal dialysis (PD). Functional impairment is one of the leading causes of assisted PD. Tools to assess the patient’s ability […]» Read more
Initiation of peritoneal dialysis in a patient with chronic renal failure associated with tetralogy of Fallot: a case report.
Tetralogy of Fallot is the most common cyanotic congenital heart disease. Patients with the condition have a high risk of developing chronic kidney disease. Treatment of kidney disease in patients […]» Read more
Antibody-mediated pure red cell aplasia related with epoetin-beta pegol (C.E.R.A.) as an erythropoietic agent: case report of a dialysis patient.
Erythropoietin-stimulating agents (ESAs) are used to treat anemia in patients with chronic kidney disease, enabling maintenance of stable hemoglobin levels and eliminating the need for multiple transfusions. Epoetin-beta pegol (C.E.R.A.) […]» Read more
Arteriovenous Fistula Placement, Maturation, and Patency Loss in Older Patients Initiating Hemodialysis.
The current clinical guidelines for vascular access do not have specific recommendations for older hemodialysis patients. Our study aimed to determine the association of age with arteriovenous fistula (AVF) placement, […]» Read more
Kidney transplantation offers the best potential for full rehabilitation in patients with end-stage kidney disease who are treated with dialysis. However, due to organ shortage which is a universal phenomenon, […]» Read more
The impact of the superficial cuff position on the exit site and tunnel infections in CAPD patients.
Peritoneal dialysis (PD) related infections continue to be a major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients on PD. In the last ten years, in order to reduce cuff and […]» Read more
Exposure to novel coronavirus in patients on renal replacement therapy during the exponential phase of COVID-19 pandemic: survey of the Italian Society of Nephrology.
Between February and April 2020, Italy experienced an overwhelming growth of the COVID-19 pandemic. Little is known, at the country level, where and how patients on renal replacement therapy (RRT) […]» Read more
Systemic inflammation modulates the ability of serum ferritin to predict all-cause and cardiovascular mortality in peritoneal dialysis patients.
This study aimed to ascertain whether the correlation of high serum ferritin with mortality is affected by systemic inflammation and to investigate the optimal serum ferritin level for predicting death […]» Read more