44 Years of Home HD Technique Survival in Valencia, Spain

In Valencia, 13.4% of patients on dialysis were using home HD in 2018. Researchers compared home HD data from two eras: “ancient” (1976-2000) and “modern” (2001-2020). Interestingly, 1- and 2-year patient survival were superior in the modern era (87.3% vs. 83.7% for 1-year; 83% vs. 77.4% for 2-year)—but 5-year survival was better in the ancient era (61% vs. 47.8%), as patients aged. Technique survival was better at every point in the modern era.

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