EQUIVALENT FALL RISK IN ELDERLY PATIENTS ON HEMODIALYSIS AND PERITONEAL DIALYSIS


Farragher J., Rajan T., Chiu E., Ulutas O., Tomlinson G., Cook W. L. , ...Daha Fazla

PERITONEAL DIALYSIS INTERNATIONAL, cilt.36, ss.67-70, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 36 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3747/pdi.2014.00163
  • Dergi Adı: PERITONEAL DIALYSIS INTERNATIONAL
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.67-70

Özet

Background: Accidental falls are common in the hemodialysis (HD) population. The high fall rate has been attributed to a combination of aging, kidney disease-related morbidity, and HD treatment-related hazards. We hypothesized that patients maintained on peritoneal dialysis (PD) would have fewer falls than those on chronic HD. The objective of this study was to compare the falls risk between cohorts of elderly patients maintained on HD and PD, using prospective data from a large academic dialysis facility.