The Impact of Strict Volume Control Strategy on Patient Survival and Technique Failure in Peritoneal Dialysis Patients

KIRCELLI F., AŞCI G. , YILMAZ M. , OK E. S. , DEMIRCI M. S. , TÖZ H. , ...More

BLOOD PURIFICATION, vol.32, no.1, pp.30-37, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1159/000323038
  • Title of Journal : BLOOD PURIFICATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.30-37


Strict volume control strategy provides better cardiac functions and control of hypertension in dialysis patients. We investigated the effect of this strategy on mortality and technique failure in peritoneal dialysis patients over a 10-year period. 243 patients were enrolled. Strict volume control by dietary salt restriction and ultrafiltration was applied. Mean systolic and diastolic blood pressures decreased from 138.4 +/- 29.9 and 86.3 +/- 16.8 to 114.9 +/- 32.3 and 74.7 +/- 18.3 mm Hg, respectively. Overall and cardiovascular mortality rates were 48.4 and 29.6 per 1,000 patient-years, respectively. In multivariate analysis, age, diabetes and baseline serum albumin level were independent predictors of overall mortality, and age, diabetes and baseline serum calcium of cardiovascular mortality. Residual diuresis and peritoneal equilibration test values were not related to mortality. Strict volume control leads to lower mortality than comparable series in the literature. Technique survival is better during the first 3 years, but not after 5 years. Copyright (C) 2011 S. Karger AG, Basel