Category Archives: PD Int’l
Hemodialysis.com: Dr.Luis Coentrão
Nephrology Research and Development Unit
Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto & São João Hospital Centre
Alameda Professor Hernani Monteiro, Porto, 4202-451, Portugal
Hemodialysis.com: What are the main findings of the study?
Dr. Coentrão: Both peritoneal catheters and arteriovenous fistulae are safe and effective dialysis accesses for incident dialysis patients.
Hemodialysis.com: Were any of the findings unexpected?
Dr. Coentrão: Peritoneal dialysis patients had fewer dialysis access-related invasive procedures in comparison with hemodialysis patients with central venous catheters and fistulae.