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  • Better COVID Survival with PD and Home HD

    Among 1,336 people whose kidneys failed between March, 2020 and January, 2021, 13.12% (n=178) contracted COVID-19. Of these, most (n=139) did standard in-center HD, and 33 (3.87%) died. On PD, 39 people developed COVID, and 1 (0.81%) died. On home HD, there were zero cases of COVID and no deaths. Five transplant patients developed COVID, with a mortality rate of 1.47%.

    Read the abstract » | (added 2022-10-17)

    Tags: Covid, Standard In center HD, PD, Mortality, Home HD, Home Hd And Covid, Transplant

  • Home HD Patients Grasp Fluid Management Better than In-Center Ones

    Compared to 839 people on in-center HD in the UK from six clinics, 99 receiving home HD had significantly more knowledge about fluid management and signs and symptoms of fluid overload. They also felt more in control and reported better adherence—though knowledge gaps remained.

    Read the abstract » | (added 2022-06-10)

    Tags: In center HD, Home HD, Fluid Management, Fluid Overload, Ckd Education

  • Poorer Survival for Those Who Switch from Home to In-center HD

    Among 19,306 people who started HD in the ANZDATA registry from 2005 to 2015 and were treated for more than 90 days, those who started home HD and then went to in-center HD had significantly higher mortality than those who stayed at home. The reasons for this are not yet known.

    Read the abstract » | (added 2021-08-12)

    Tags: HD, Home HD, In center HD, Mortality, Home Hemodialysis Treatment Failure