• We evaluated factors that would predict a successful outcome on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis. We found that poverty, the need for a helper to carry out the dialysis, and physician allocation to therapy was associated with a poorer technique success. Neither age, education, marital status, sex, rural home, nor the presence of diabetes were important risk factors by themselves.
(Arch Intern Med 1985;145:1041-1044)
Rubin J, Kirchner K, Ray R, Bower JD. Demographic Factors Associated With Dialysis Technique Failures Among Patients Undergoing Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis. Arch Intern Med. 1985;145(6):1041-1044. doi:10.1001/archinte.1985.00360060105016