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  XVI CONGRESS DELLA SOCIETÀ ITALIANA DI NEFROLOGIA SEZIONE PIEMONTE-VALLE D’AOSTA
Castello di Rivoli, Rivoli (TO) October 10, 1998


Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica 2000 September;52(3):127-8

language: Italian

Morbidity and mortality in patients undergoing dialysis. Comparison between hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. Personal experience

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)


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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.

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