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Table 2 Outcomes of asPD

From: Assisted peritoneal dialysis: strategies and outcomes

Hospitalization
Country Results
France [20] 31/36 have been hospitalized once during the study period (1998–2003)
  0.4 admission/patient/month
  46% have been hospitalized during the first 6 months. The percentage decreases to 21% after the first year
Denmark [22] 30,358 patients/day (64 asPD patients), 10% of which have been spent in hospital, with a length of stay longer for older (> 70 years) and for asPD compared with self-PD (35 vs 19 hospital days/patient/year)
  1 admission every 3.1 treatments/months
Brazil [25] 15/30 patients (50%) have been hospitalized during the first 6 months, with cardiovascular disease being the most common cause
Canada, Ontario [16] 1.4 admissions/patients/year and 23.5 hospital days/patient/year
Canada, Ontario [18] 203 asPD vs 198 in-center HD: 11.1 vs 12.9 days/year
Canada, British Columbia [19] Non-significant differences between 53 asPD 57 PDA eligible* and 670 self-PD after adjusting for comorbidities
Peritonitis risk
France [20] Survival free of peritonitis was 72% at six months, 50% at 12 months
Denmark Incidence of 1 in every 25.3 patients/months in asPD vs 1 in every 30 patients/months in self-PD patients
Canada, Ontario [16] Non-significant differences between asPD and self-PD patients (1 in every 28.2 patients/months in self-PD vs 1 in every 24.9 patients/months)
Canada, British Columbia [19] Non-significant differences between 53 asPD 57, PDA eligible* and 670 self-PD in both non-adjusted and adjusted analyses (0.22 vs 0.36 vs 0.22 patients-year)
Brazil [25] 1 episode in every 36 patients/months
Technique survival
France [20] 85% at 6 months and 58% at 12 months
  8/36 were transferred to HD
Denmark [22] No differences between self- and assisted PD patients
Canada, Ontario [16] 81% at 12 months
Canada, British Columbia [19] Not-significant different between asPD, PDA eligible* and self-PD patients (88% vs 86% vs 83% of death- and transplant-censored PD technique survival at 12 months)
Patient survival
France [20] Patient survival was 90% at six months and 83%at 1 year
Denmark [22] Patient survival was 75–80% at 1 year
Canada, Ontario [16] Death rate 0.12 patients/year
  1. asPD: assisted peritoneal dialysis; *PDA eligible: patients eligible for asPD but with service of assistance unavailable