Patient-Centric User-Interface in Automated Peritoneal Dialysis: Impact on Training and Outcomes at a Single Center
AMIA automated peritoneal dialysis; Automated peritoneal dialysis; Peritoneal dialysis
BACKGROUND: AMIA cycler is a new automated peritoneal dialysis (APD) system, which was approved by FDA in 2015, which is more patient centric due to its features of voice guidance and touch screen. We retrospectively studied if these patient-centric features translated into better patient outcomes. METHODS: We compared 18 patients on AMIA cycler to 18 patients on conventional APD system. Data regarding training duration, dialysis adequacy, laboratory data, and peritonitis incidence were obtained using chart review and compared between the 2 groups. RESULTS: The AMIA group had 33% reduction in the duration of training period compared to the conventional group. All other end points including dialysis adequacy, electrolytes, peritonitis incidence, exit site infections, and dropout rates were not found to be different between both the groups. CONCLUSION: AMIA cycler is superior to the conventional cycler in significantly reducing the training time while having similar clinical outcomes. Further studies are needed to validate this data.
Sharma, S., Kattamanchi, S., Gonzales, M. G., Sloand, J. A., & Uribarri, J. (2019). Patient-Centric User-Interface in Automated Peritoneal Dialysis: Impact on Training and Outcomes at a Single Center. Blood purification, 48 (2). http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000495341