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DOPPS Practice Monitor: Quality of Life data now available DOPPS Practice Monitor: Quality of Life data now available
The DPM has been updated with data current through June 2015, based on a national sample of US dialysis facilities. Responding to the nephrology community, as of January 2016 the DPM provides patient-reported quality of life (QOL) data for download, including the Mental Composite Summary (MCS) and Physical Composite Summary (PCS) score distributions from the KDQOL-36© (Hays, 1994) for the DPM US national sample. To learn more about the data, please click here

German Dialysis Data Now Available from the DOPPS Practice MonitorGerman Dialysis Data Now Available from the DOPPS Practice Monitor
The DOPPS is expanding the DOPPS Practice Monitor (DPM) to share data from hemodialysis facilities in Germany. Similar to the DPM in the United States that was launched in November 2010, the German DPM will report ongoing trends in clinical practice. Click here to learn more

Functional Dependence and Mortality in the International DOPPSFunctional Dependence and Mortality in the International DOPPS

Across various medical fields, functional dependence has been shown to contribute to disability, hospitalization, and increased mortality. Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS) researchers investigated whether functional dependence also contributes to morbidity and mortality in long-term dialysis patients, who have among the highest mortality and hospitalization rates. Click here to read a summary of the findings.

 

PDOPPS: Unifying Efforts to Inform Practice and Improve Global Outcomes in Peritoneal DialysisPDOPPS: Unifying Efforts to Inform Practice and Improve Global Outcomes in Peritoneal Dialysis

The Peritoneal Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (PDOPPS) is designed to advance the understanding of optimal practices for peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. In a paper published recently in the journal Peritoneal Dialysis International, researchers describe their methods to collect and analyze data that will lead to improved patient care. To learn more about this paper, please click here.

 

New Paper from the DOPPS Compares International Trends in ESA Utilization and Hemoglobin Levels New Paper from the DOPPS Compares International Trends in ESA Utilization and Hemoglobin Levels
Sweeping changes to U.S. dialysis reimbursement and regulatory policies for ESA use in 2011 were expected to reduce ESA utilization and hemoglobin levels. In a paper published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, researchers used data from the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS) to estimate and compare time trends in ESA dose and hemoglobin levels among hemodialysis patients in the United States, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and Japan. To read more, click here.

 


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