CJASN ePress, April 2022
Authors: Graham Abra, Wael F Hussein, Paul N Bennett, Ayesha Anwaar, Jugjeet Atwal, Veronica Legg, Sijie Zheng, Leo Pravoverov, Brigitte Schiller
Peritoneal dialysis (PD) offers several clinical and lifestyle advantages for people on dialysis, such as less hemodynamic instability as well as autonomy from the rigid schedules of in-center hemodialysis (HD), making it particularly desirable for frail or elderly people. Staff-assisted PD, herein referred to as assisted PD, is not typically available in the United States but is an integral part of dialysis delivery in many countries with higher home dialysis penetration. Implementing assisted PD in the United States offers an opportunity to expand PD to more patients.