Compared with younger peritoneal dialysis patients, elderly patients have similar peritonitis-free survival and lower risk of technique failure, but higher risk of peritonitis-related mortality

Wai Lim, Gursharan Dogra, Stephen McDonald, Fiona Brown, David Johnson

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The number of elderly patients with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) is increasing worldwide, but the proportion of elderly patients commencing peritoneal dialysis (PD) is falling. The reluctance of elderly ESKD patients to consider PD may be related to a perception that PD is associated with greater rates of complications. In the present study, we compared outcomes between younger and older PD patients.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)663 - 671
Number of pages9
JournalPeritoneal Dialysis International
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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