Nocturnal HD reduces blood endotoxin levels

Endotoxin drives inflammation throughout the body. Which type of HD is most effective at reducing endotoxin in the blood? This study compared standard in-center HD (n=56) to short daily HD (n=20) and nocturnal HD (N=10). Endotoxin levels were highest when ultrafiltration rates were highest (standard in-center HD) and lowest among those doing nocturnal HD.

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