The utility of remote patient management in peritoneal dialysis

YETER H. H., Manani S. M., Ronco C.

Clinical Kidney Journal, vol.14, no.12, pp.2483-2489, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/ckj/sfab111
  • Journal Name: Clinical Kidney Journal
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, Veterinary Science Database, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Page Numbers: pp.2483-2489
  • Keywords: adherence, clinical outcome, COVID-19, peritoneal dialysis, remote patient management
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Remote patient management (RPM) programs are one of the most crucial innovations in the peritoneal dialysis (PD) field that have been developed in the last decade. RPM programs are associated with favourable clinical outcomes by increasing the adherence of the patients to PD prescription. The literature supports that RPM is associated with increased blood pressure control and technique survival, and decreased hospitalization rate, length of hospital stay and health costs. RPM programs also facilitate patient follow-up during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, increase treatment adherence and lead to better clinical outcomes. However, published data remain scarce and mainly consist of observational or retrospective studies with relatively low numbers of patients. Therefore, randomized controlled trial results will be more informative to demonstrate the effect of RPM programs on clinical outcomes.