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Common Urological Problems

Peritoneal Dialysis

Portable, less costly peritoneal dialysis shows no additional catheter risk factors

Patients with end-stage renal disease who opt for peritoneal dialysis experience no greater risk of catheter infection than those who undergo hemodialysis, a retrospective study at UT Southwestern Medical Center has found.

Peritoneal dialysis is less costly, easier on the body and provides greater mobility than hemodialysis, the more common procedure in the U.S.… Portable, less costly peritoneal dialysis shows no additional catheter risk factors   



Infections may be deadly for many dialysis patients

An infection called peritonitis commonly arises in the weeks before many dialysis patients die, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The findings suggest that peritonitis may be a deadly condition for some kidney failure patients.

Most kidney failure patients on dialysis… Infections may be deadly for many dialysis patients   



Quality of life and treatment of late-stage chronic kidney disease

Renal transplantation is best treatment option for improving quality of life in people with late-stage chronic kidney disease

In people with late-stage chronic kidney disease, renal transplantation is the best treatment option to improve quality of life, but for those receiving dialysis, home-based automated peritoneal dialysis (in which fluids are infused into the abdominal… Quality of life and treatment of late-stage chronic kidney disease   



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