Journal Watch - Session Length
Do More Hours of HD Benefit Older Patients, Too?
Analysis of ANZDATA registry data of patients who started dialysis at age 65 and older from 2005 to 2015 say YES—hours of HD do matter to survival. Among 8,224 people, those whose HD sessions were 5 hours or longer had an 81% reduction in the hazard risk of death vs. those who only got 4-4.5 hour treatments (p < .001).
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