Extended HD improves sleep quality in China, too

Studies find that extended HD helps people sleep better—and, per a new study, this is just as true in China as elsewhere. Forty standard HD patients were switched to in-center nocturnal HD thrice weekly for 6 months. After the switch, Kt/V rose significantly, as did BUN clearance, hemoglobin (with fewer ESAs), and albumin. Phosphorus levels dropped significantly, as did blood pressure. Sleep quality and quality of life were significantly better as well, though sleep quality started to decline again after 2 months.

Read the abstract » | (added 01-08-2014)