Short daily HD may reduce phosphate burden vs. standard HD

In a small study of short daily HD users (n=24) vs. standard in-center HD users (n=54), serum calcium, serum phosphorus, and PTH levels were similar between the two groups. But, levels of fibroblast growth factor 23—which may be a marker of cumulative phosphate burden in the body—were significantly lower with short daily HD (P<0.01).

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