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June 1985

Demographic Factors Associated With Dialysis Technique Failures Among Patients Undergoing Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis

Author Affiliations

From the Nephrology Division, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson.

Arch Intern Med. 1985;145(6):1041-1044. doi:10.1001/archinte.1985.00360060105016

• 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)