Author(s): Casaretto A, Rosario R, Kotzker WR, PaganRosario Y, Groenhoff C,
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Abstract Urgent-start peritoneal dialysis (PD) can be defined as initiation of PD within 2 weeks of catheter insertion. Urgent-start PD can be offered to patients who are referred late to a nephrologist and who would typically be initiated on hemodialysis with a temporary vascular access. An urgent-start PD capability requires expedited options education, catheter placement, unique change in the PD unit infrastructure, and new processes of care. This report describes the urgent-start PD program established by a nephrology private practice in the United States. Operational aspects of the program and initial clinical results are described.
This article was published in Adv Perit Dial
and referenced in Internal Medicine: Open Access