The 1987 USA National CAPD Registry report.
The National CAPD Registry has noted encouraging trends in CAPD therapy in the U.S. Recently, trained patients have reported lower peritonitis rates, fewer days hospitalized for dialysis-related events, and lower probability of developing a first episode of a complication. If accumulating experience, better patient selection, and new technologic developments further these trends, then the relatively high transfer rates should begin to decrease since many transfers are related to peritonitis and other complications. The Registry's observations suggest that CAPD is an evolving therapy and that as complication rates and transfer rates decrease, CAPD may play an even greater role in the treatment of patients with end-stage renal disease.