Automated peritoneal dialysis in Hong Kong: There are two distinct groups of patients (pages 356–364)
Bonnie Ching-Ha Kwan, Kai-Ming Chow, Terry King-Wing Ma, Vincent Yu, Man-Ching Law, Chi-Bon Leung, Philip Kam-Tao Li and Cheuk-Chun Szeto
Article first published online: 19 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/nep.12049
Summary at a Glance
This paper documents that in an observational prospective analysis of 270 incident Hong Kong PD patients matching one APD with two CAPD patients, those with fewer comorbidites as measured by a Charlson score less than 6, had better patient survival on APD than CAPD, but there was no difference in peritonitis-free survival. In those with more comorbidites, there was no difference in either patient or peritonitis-free survival between the APD and CAPD groups.