The Peritoneal Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study

The Peritoneal Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (PDOPPS) is designed to advance the understanding of optimal practices for PD patients worldwide.

The PDOPPS is a groundbreaking research initiative for understanding and advancing PD therapy. Continuing the DOPPS mission of improving outcomes and care for dialysis patients, the PDOPPS conducts clinical research to promote the appropriate use of PD, extend technique survival, and improve quality of life for PD patients.

Since its inception PDOPPS has been a mutual collaboration with the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis (ISPD) around key areas of PD clinical practice guidelines and variation in PD practice.

In the first phase of PDOPPS, 7629 patients were consented from 215 dialysis facilities in 7 participating countries (Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Thailand, the United Kingdom, and the US). Findings from phase 1 have been presented at numerous international conferences and symposia, and have led to the acceptance of 19 abstracts, and publication of the first of several forthcoming manuscripts. Arbor Research, in close cooperation with the ISPD, is in the midst of launching the second phase of PDOPPS. In phase 2 data collection will be extending to Colombia and South Korea and will focus on novel areas of research.


The PDOPPS is overseen by the PDOPPS International Steering Committee and investigators representing each of the PDOPPS countries, and coordinated by Arbor Research Collaborative for Health. Research is guided by these investigators, as well as working groups in different study areas.

Bruce Robinson, Arbor Research, USA
Simon Davies, ISPD, UK
Jeffrey Perl, Arbor Research/ISPD, Canada
Ron Pisoni, Arbor Research, USA
David Johnson, ISPD, Australia
James Sloand, Baxter, USA
Hideki Kawanishi, JSPD, Japan
Talerngsak Kanjanabuch, Thailand
Yong-Lim Kim, South Korea
Mauricio Sanabria, Colombia
Jenny Shen, USA

Simon Davies
David Johnson
Jeffrey Perl
Martin Wilkie
Raj Mehrotra
Angela Wang
Ana Figueiredo
Fred Finkelstein

Patient Support
PD Catheter Access and Function
Patient Training and Education
Dialysis Prescription and Fluid Management
Infection Prevention and Management
Clinical Application of PD Therapy
US Advisory Panel

Study Recruitment

* PDOPPS expanding to South Korea in Q1 of 2019

Recruitment as of October 2018

Dr. Jenny Shen presents an overview and findings from the PDOPPS on September 21, 2017.


Recent Publications

Perl J, Davies SJ, Lambie M, Pisoni RL, McCullough K, Johnson DW, Sloand JA, Prichard S, Kawanishi H, Tentori F, Robinson BM. The Peritoneal Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (PDOPPS): Unifying efforts to inform practice and improve global outcomes in peritoneal dialysis. Perit Dial Int. 2016 5-6;36(3):297-307.

The DOPPS Program has published over 300 peer-reviewed papers. To search publications on dialysis outcomes and practice patterns, please click here.