Published literature: PD start for urgent dialysis

In a recent publication in the American Journal of Kidney Disease, Ghaffari et al demonstrate a successfully implemented urgent-start PD program.

This case series confirms the feasibility of supporting decision making in patients with CKD who present with advanced disease and describes an easily replicable model of starting peritoneal dialysis therapy on short notice.   This is attractive as a strategy as it could increase the number of patients who are involved in modality selection while reducing the number of patients who start dialysis with a central venous catheter (with the associated increased risk of complications and death).

The FHA renal program is committed to supporting urgent transitions to PD for patients who present with advanced disease and has successfully been implementing this type of program for some time now.  It’s great to see our strategy shared and promoted in the medical literature.



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