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Fenton SSA, Schaubel DE, Desmeules M, Morrison HI, Mao Y, Copleston P, Jeffery JR, Kjellstrand CM

Hemodialysis vs. peritoneal dialysis: A comparison of adjusted mortality rates

Am J Kidney Dis (Sep) 30:334-342 1997

There has been some panic in the US among PD supporters with the report of the USRDS that mortality in PD patients is worse than in hemodialysis patients. In Canada, however, as reported here, the results are exactly the opposite. The divergent results are probably due to subtle biases in patient selection operative in both countries. (Daugirdas)

The abstract of this paper is available from the AJKD online at this site.