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Abstract: FR-PO683

Comparison of Hospitalization Rate in Automatized Peritoneal Dialysis Patients with and Without Remote Management Program in Colombia

Session Information

Category: Dialysis

  • 703 Dialysis: Peritoneal Dialysis


  • Rivera, Angela S., Baxter, Bogota, Colombia
  • Sanabria, Mauricio, RTS Baxter, Bogota, Colombia
  • Vesga, Jasmin, RTS, Bogota, Colombia
  • Suarez, Adriana Marcela, RTS, Bogota, Colombia
  • Bunch, Alfonso, RTS, Bogota, Colombia

The remote monitoring technology specifically designed to be integrated into APD systems (such as ShareSourceä, Baxter Healthcare) gives both patients and their clinical team a powerful tool that can enhance communication, potentially improve adherence to the treatment, optimize fluid balance; and address potential complications of therapy in near real-time.

The purpose of this study was to compare the hospitalization rate in incident adult patients in Automated Peritoneal Dialysis (APD) with and without HomeChoice Claria® & Shaaresource®.


Multicenter observational retrospective cohort study in incident adult patients in Automated Peritoneal Dialysis (APD) with HomeChoice Claria and Sharesource®, enrolled between October 1st, 2016 to October 31th, 2017 with follow up of 1 year, in 46 renal clinics of the Renal Therapy Services (RTS) Colombia network. For the analysis, descriptive statistics and incidence rate were used


954 patients were evaluated, 56.6% were men, the mean age was 59.63 years (SD = 16.12) . See table 1
We found a decrease statistically significant in days and hospitalization rate with the monitoring program for APD patients. Details are presented in table 2 y 3


A remote monitoring program for APD patients may be easily and efficiently implemented in healthcare settings improving clinical outcomes.

Table1. Baseline clinical and demographic characteristics
VariablesWith Claria
N= 90
% N
Without Claria
N= 864
% N
Age [mean;SD] year56.83 17.14
59.92 15.99
Male58.89 53
56.37 487
History Diabetes Mellitus
38.89 35
46.30 400
Charlson Index >= 413.33 1213.43 116
Educational level
None8.89 817.13 148
Elementary school23.33 2141.09 355
High School/Technical diploma50.00 4533.8 292
University degree17.78 167.99 69


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