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Renal Transplantation is Best Treatment Option for Improving Quality of Life in People With Late-Stage Chronic Kidney Disease, University of Sydney Study


9/12/2012 8:12:47 AM

In people with late-stage chronic kidney disease, renal transplantation is the best treatment option to improve quality of life, but for those receiving dialysis, home-based automated peritoneal dialysis (in which fluids are infused into the abdominal cavity and can be done nightly at home) provides a better quality of life than continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (a type of dialysis performed continuously throughout the day), according to a study by Australian researchers published in this week's PLoS Medicine.

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