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 have 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.