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Which is much better and less infective peritoneal dialysis or a kidney transplant?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
3 doctors agree
In brief: Transplant
Kidney transplant is better in terms of survival and improved quality of life when compared to peritoneal dialysis.

In brief: Transplant
Kidney transplant is better in terms of survival and improved quality of life when compared to peritoneal dialysis.
Dr. Raj Singh
Dr. Raj Singh
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Each has a place
Peritoneal dialysis is a form of renal replacement therapy that requires a tube place in the abdomen to exchange fluids several times a day.
A successful kidney transplant gives the best opportunity for patients to return to pre illness levels of activity and well being. It also extends life for many with renal failure compared to dialysis. Infections can occur after either procedure.

In brief: Each has a place
Peritoneal dialysis is a form of renal replacement therapy that requires a tube place in the abdomen to exchange fluids several times a day.
A successful kidney transplant gives the best opportunity for patients to return to pre illness levels of activity and well being. It also extends life for many with renal failure compared to dialysis. Infections can occur after either procedure.
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Dr. Stuart Flechner
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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Internal Medicine
In brief: PD vs Transplant
Peritoneal dialysis is effective and in experienced clinics has a very low infectious risk.
Kidney transplant is effective and infection risk associates with wound and immunosuppression. Infection risk is higher with transplant but transplant is ultimately the better therapy for kidney failure. Doing PD until a transplant is an excellent choice.

In brief: PD vs Transplant
Peritoneal dialysis is effective and in experienced clinics has a very low infectious risk.
Kidney transplant is effective and infection risk associates with wound and immunosuppression. Infection risk is higher with transplant but transplant is ultimately the better therapy for kidney failure. Doing PD until a transplant is an excellent choice.
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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