Journal Watch - Haemodialysis
A Home First Policy Helps Drive Home Therapy Choice
In the multinational Peridialysis study, of 1,587 people starting dialysis, 32.5% were judged “unsuitable” for a home treatment due to contraindications—or a lack of assessment. Among the suitable 1,071, 65.4% chose PD and 3.6% chose home HD, and the remainder went in-center. Late referral, suboptimal dialysis initiation, acute illness—and no “home dialysis first” policy were factors linked to use of in-center HD.
Read the abstract » | (added 2021-09-14)
Yet Another Study Demonstrates the Superiority of Home HD over In-Center
A cohort registry study matched 181 home HD patients with 413 in-center HD patients in Australia and New Zealand by age, gender, and cause of ESKD. After adjusting for BMI, smoking, race, and comorbidities, home HD had almost half the death risk of in-center HD, as well as significantly lower phosphate levels. Both groups had similar rates of transplant and graft survival 6 months after a transplant.
Read the abstract » | (added 2021-01-12)