April 24, 2011

Impact of Dialysis Modality on Survival after Kidney Transplant Failure


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For patients with native kidney disease, initiation of dialysis with peritoneal dialysis is associated with improved survival compared to hemodialysis.  This Canadian-based registry study compared patients whose transplant failed and returned to dialysis.  In contrast to native kidney disease, there was no difference in patient survival between those who started peritoneal dialysis versus hemodialysis.

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