Journal Watch - Hemodialysis
Converting In-center HD Patients to Home: the Importance of Belief
A small, cross-sectional study (n=44) interviewed patients who were and were not considering home HD. Only 68% of patients said they’d heard about the benefits of home HD. The cohort who were willing to consider it were significantly more likely to believe that self-care and home HD would improve their quality of life, particularly travel, better health outcomes, and the comfort of being at home.
Read the abstract » | (added 2020-09-11)
Does Extended Hour HD Helps Survival After Returning to Standard HD?
In an analysis of data from the ACTIVE Dialysis Trial, 200 standard HD patients were randomly assigned to 12 or 24 hours of treatment per week for a year, with follow up at 24, 36, and 60 months after a return to 12 hours of treatment per week. Long-term survival was not improved.
Read the abstract » | (added 2020-06-10)