Optimization of peritoneal dialysis services through research activities.

Tan, S. (2008) Optimization of peritoneal dialysis services through research activities. Peritoneal dialysis international : journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis, 28 Sup. S49-52. ISSN 0896-8608, DOI 18552263.

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Although peritoneal dialysis (PD) is an effective alternative to hemodialysis (HD) and indeed, in terms of survival, superior to HD in first year of dialysis, the utilization rate for PD remains low. Although the utilization rate of PD varies considerably, the worldwide penetration rate appears to be falling. Still, in rapidly developing countries such as China, the PD penetration rate is rising-an encouraging sign. Clearly, considerable room for improvement remains, particularly with the take-on rate of PD, and one of the potentially influential factors is the role of research activities in improving both the quantity and quality of life of patients on PD.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Renal Unit, Department of Medicine, University Malaya Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cross-Cultural Comparison; Humans
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Mr. Faizal Hamzah
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2011 02:58
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2011 02:58
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/1030

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