Turkish Journal of Nephrology
Original Article

Comparison of Hospitalization and Survival Between Patients Treated With Renal Replacement Therapy

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Dokuz Eylül University, Medical Faculty, Internal Medicine Department, İzmir, Turkey

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Dokuz Eylül University, Medical Faculty, Nephrology Department, İzmir, Turkey

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Ege University, Medical Faculty, Nephrology Department, İzmir, Turkey

Turkish J Nephrol 2011; 20: 72-76
DOI: 10.5262/tndt.2011.1001.12
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AIM: Renal replacement therapy (RRT) prolongs survival in patients with end-stage-renal-disease (ESRD). We compared patient survival, number and duration of hospitalization in patients treated with RRT in this study.

MATERIAL and METHODS: Two hundred and eighty seven patients (87 hemodialysis (HD), 97 peritoneal dialysis (PD), 103 renal transplant (RT) patients) were enrolled in this study. Patients’ data were collected retrospectively from hospital records.

RESULTS: HD patients were older and had more comorbid diseases compared to PD and RT patients. Mortality rates were not different between the modalitites. The number and duration of hospitalization episodes were significantly lower in the PD group than that of the other two groups. Survival rates of HD patients were 84%, 55% and 30% for the 1st, 5th and 10th years, respectively while these rates were 93%, 81% and 59% for PD and 95%, 81% and 77% for RT patients.

CONCLUSION: PD and RT patients were younger than HD patients and had less comorbid diseases. As a result, the number and duration of hospitalization episodes were significantly lower in the PD group when compared to the others. Survival rates in the RT group were better than that of the HD and PD groups.

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