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Kidney Week

Clinical Practice Session

Improving Peritoneal Dialysis Outcomes to Increase Its Use

October 22, 2020 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: Simulive

Session Description

Peritoneal dialysis is an important home therapy. Complications like peritonitis can lead to morbidity and mortality. Adequacy targets should not be just a numerical exercise. Patient-centered outcomes should be focused. Increasing numbers of elderly patients also pose challenges to the use of the modality. This session describes ways to increase the utility of peritoneal dialysis through patient-centered care.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Discuss how guidelines and innovations can reduce peritonitis and improve outcomes
  • Describe the effect of current target adequacy values on clinical outcomes
  • List some common concerns of patients that are often neglected
  • Explain how to increase the use of peritoneal dialysis for the benefit elderly patients with ESKD

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Dialysis
  • Chronic Kidney Disease


  • Edwina A. Brown, MD, MBChB
  • Xueqing Yu, MD, PhD


  • Adequacy Targets: Clinical Benefits versus Numerical Obsessions
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Isaac Teitelbaum, MD 
  • Improvement in Peritoneal Dialysis Peritonitis: From Guidelines to Innovations
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Philip K.T. Li, MD 
  • What Matters to Peritoneal Dialysis Patients: Fatigue, Pruritus, and Employment
    11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Karine E. Manera, MPH 
    Nicole Jane Scholes-Robertson 
  • How to Enhance Use of Peritoneal Dialysis Among Elderly Patients
    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    Yasuhiko Ito, MD, PhD