Peritoneal Dialysis

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Peritoneal Dialysis

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PD or HD: Which Road Do We Take?

The great American poet, Robert Frost, wrote:
“Two roads diverged in a wood
And I
I took the one less travelled by
And that has made all the difference”

In the world of end-stage renal disease (ESRD), the road less travelled is peritoneal dialysis. But does either road make a difference? While both hemodialysis (HD) and peritoneal dialysis (PD) are widely accepted and utilized methods of renal replacement therapy (RRT), they differ in so many ways that wouldn’t we expect an outcome benefit other than lifestyle? HD is efficient but harshly intermittent (~12 hours/week) while PD is inefficient but gently continuous (168 hours/week in continuous ambulatory…

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 PD or HD: Which Road Do We Take?

In the world of end-stage renal disease (ESRD), the road less travelled is peritoneal dialysis. But does either road make a difference? While both hemodialysis (HD) and peritoneal dialysis (PD) are widely accepted and utilized methods of renal replacement therapy (RRT), they differ in so many ways that wouldn’t we expect an outcome benefit other than lifestyle?

Peritoneal Dialysis International

Peritoneal Dialysis International (PDI) is an international publication dedicated to peritoneal dialysis. PDI welcomes original contributions dealing with all aspects of peritoneal dialysis from scientists working in the peritoneal dialysis field around the world.

International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis

The purpose of this Society will be to advance knowledge of peritoneal dialysis and to promote advancement of such knowledge through international scientific meetings and scientific publications. The Society is organised exclusively for educational and scientific purposes.

MyKidney

PD needs to be done every day. You need to be able to build this into your life.

DaVita

Peritoneal dialysis (PD) has been a widely accepted method of treating end stage renal disease (ESRD) since the 1980s, and it is now the most common method of home dialysis. While many dialysis patients in the United States go to a dialysis center, PD offers more flexibility by allowing patients to dialyze at home, at work or on vacation.

Fresenius

Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) is a gentle, no needle treatment done at home, either by the patient alone or with a care partner if desired. PD is a treatment in which waste products and extra fluid are removed in a different way than hemodialysis.

Home Dialysis Central

Home Dialysis Central is a one-stop, online source of up-to-date, unbiased information about home dialysis—in all its forms—for people with kidney disease, their families, and the healthcare professionals who provide kidney disease care.

National Kidney Foundation

Some doctors feel that CAPD and APD have several benefits when compared to hemodialysis. With continuous dialysis, you can control extra fluid more easily, and this may reduce stress on the heart and blood vessels. You are able to eat more and use fewer medications. You can do more of your daily activities and it is easier to work or travel.

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