Journal Watch - Home Hemodialysis
Frequent HD Shortens Recovery Time—Even in Nursing Homes
In a study of 2,309 people receiving 14 hours of more frequent HD in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), 92% reported recovery time of 2 hours or less. Those who received five treatments per week or had systolic blood pressure of 160-179 prior to treatment had greater odds of rapid recovery.
Read the abstract » | (added 2022-07-13)
Home vs. In-center HD Outcomes from a Matched Cohort
After adjusting for BMI, smoking, race, and comorbidities, home HD came out ahead of in-center HD when 181 home HD patients were matched to 413 using in-center HD. With home HD, the risk of death was significantly less, and phosphate levels were significantly lower. There were no major differences in transplant rates, graft survival, hemoglobin, calcium, or PTH levels.
Read the abstract » | (added 2021-06-15)
U.S. nephrology fellows’ perceptions of their home dialysis training
To grow home therapies, we must have clinicians who are trained in PD and home HD. A survey of 110 nephrology trainees suggests that we are not there yet. Of the 76 respondents, most were moderately confident about PD principles—but not urgent start PD or catheter insertion. Confidence around home HD was low.
Read the abstract » | (added 2021-05-14)
Cardiovascular Benefits of Benefits
A review considers the impact of nocturnal HD on cardiac remodeling, myocardial stunning, hypertension, heart rate variability, sleep apnea, coronary calcification, and endothelial dysfunction.
Read the abstract » | (added 2020-04-13)