By Bill Peckham
I attended a great session this afternoon at the Annual Dialysis Conference:
Challenges to and Defenses of Dr. Kjellstrand’s Keynote Address at the 2009 ADC: Clinical Observations vs. Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) in Dialysis Research
Richard Amerling, MD, Presiding
- RCT Is Redundant if Observational Studies Consistently Show that Daily HD Is Superior- Zbylut Twardowski, MD
- Observational Studies Are Not Always Reliable Due to Lack of Randomization and Biases - Marcelo Tonelli, MD
- There Is Not Enough Observational Evidence to Support Funding and Widespread Application of Daily HD - James Sloand, MD
- The Waste of Life, Time, and Money Waiting for the Results of RCT in Daily HD - Carl Kjellstrand, MD
I really enjoyed the exchange; I'm looking forward to writing about it but not tonight.
Maybe I'll be able to write something while I'm traveling to Baltimore tomorrow for the TEP (the full roster of all six TEPs is posted). Once the meeting starts DSEN may go quiet for a few days.