Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Health-related quality of life (QOL) is an important outcome for older people who are often on dialysis
for life. The data on comparing HD vs PD in the elderly is not known.
A cross-sectional, multi-centred study assessed quality of life in 140 patients over the age of 65 years on PD or HD.  This study done in UK showed that PD patients had better quality of life compared to HD patients.
This was recently published in NDT.  Its not a randomized trial. its a cross sectional study. Many selection biases exist. The HD patients had more co morbidities.  But nevertheless, this is something to just add to the feathers of PD over HD. Have a look at this recent BOLDE study.

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