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Reduction in Hospitalization


The remote monitoring technology specifically designed to be integrated into APD systems gives both patients and their clinical team a powerful tool that can enhance communication, potentially improve adherence to the treatment, and provide the potential for early intervention of complications of therapy.

Background Fig


The purpose of this study was to compare the hospitalization rates in incident adult patients
on Automated Peritoneal Dialysis (APD) with and without Remote Patient Monitoring.

Study Design

Study Design

Multicenter observational retrospective cohort study in incident adult patients performing Automated Peritoneal Dialysis (APD) with remote monitoring. With patients enrolled from October 1, 2016 to October 31, 2017 with follow up of 1 year, in 46 renal clinics of the Renal Therapy Services (RTS) Colombia network. For the analysis, descriptive statistics and incidence rate were used.

Note: Claria with Sharesource was used in this study which is similar in function, design and indication to Amia with Sharesource

954 patients were evaluated, 56.6% were men, the mean age was 59.63 years (SD = 16.12). Of the 954, 90 patients were on APD with RPM.


Table 1

What have we seen so far?

We found a statistically significant decrease in days and hospitalization rate with the remote
monitoring program for APD patients. Details are presented in Tables 2 and 3.

Additional statistical analysis using matching techniques could be needed to confirm these outcomes.


Table 02


Table 03

Conclusions reduction-in-hospitalization




Implementation of APD cyclers with a remote monitoring program using Sharesource technology may improve clinical outcomes such as hospitalization events and hospital days.

Sanabria, M. et al. Comparison of Hospitalization Rate in Automated Peritoneal Dialysis Patients with and without Remote Management Program in Colombia. EDTA 2018. Poster #FR - PO683

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