Home HD in people over age 65

As MEI has noted in our MATCH-D tool, age alone should not be a contraindication for home PD or HD—and a new study shows this. In an international, multi-center study of 79 people over age 65 at dialysis initiation, event-free survival on home HD was 85% at 1 year, 77% at 2 years, and 24% at 5 years, with technique survival of 92%, 83%, and 56%, respectively. Just over half (54%) needed a helper for home HD.

Read the abstract » | (added 09-05-2014)