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Integrated end-stage renal disease care: the role of peritoneal dialysis
Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation
This paper reviews the rationale behind the proposed policy of using peritoneal dialysis (PD) as the initial treatment modality in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). The better preservation of residual renal function associated with PD is emphasized along with its potential cardiovascular bene®ts. The superior patient survival on PD, relative to hemodialysis, during the ®rst 2 years on dialysis in both the United States and Canada is discussed, as are the potential advantages of PDdoi:10.1093/ndt/16.suppl_5.61 pmid:11509687 fatcat:srbc4fhftzaifkudjuacevpig4