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XVI CONGRESS DELLA SOCIETÀ ITALIANA DI NEFROLOGIA SEZIONE PIEMONTE-VALLE D’AOSTA
Castello di Rivoli, Rivoli (TO) October 10, 1998
Biamino E., Caligaris F., Cesano G., Decostanzi E., Ferrero S., Imarisio P., Bongiorno P.
Regione Piemonte - ASL 19 - Asti UOA di Nefrologia e Dialisi (Primario: Dott. P. Bongiorno)
Background. We have compared the hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis populations of our Center for morbidity and mortality, in a retrospective study of six years of activity.
Methods. We enroled 125 patients (104 patients/year/million inhabitants), who had been in chronic dialysis from 1992 to 1997: 90 (22-90 years old) initiated in hemodialysis and 35 (27-82 years old) in peritoneal dialysis.
Results. We have evaluated survival and morbility, as hospitalization/patient/year in both groups. Mortality did not prove significantly different in the two groups. The global average of hospitalization was 8 days/patient/year for hemodialysis and 6 for peritoneal dialysis.
Conclusions. In spite of the short time of observation and the exiguity of numbers, our experience shows that the two methods are equivalent.