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Study: Dialysis modality choice does not affect kidney transplant outcomes

from Lynn Hetzler

Does the choice of dialysis modality prior to renal transplantation affect transplant outcomes for patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD)? Results of a new study suggest it does not. Controversy regarding pre-transplant dialysis modality choice continues, with each side presenting data that supports either peritoneal dialysis (PD) or hemodialysis (HD) as the preferred modality, especially as it relates to kidney transplantation outcomes. Many people find PD more convenient, but many medical professionals worry that PD will affect the outcomes of kidney transplantation. more

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