Journal Watch - Extended hours Haemodialysis
Head to Head: 8-hour Hemodialysis vs. 4-hour Hemodiafiltration
A randomized trial assigned 12 nocturnal HD patients to either two weeks of 8-hour HD or 4-hour HDF, followed by a crossover to the other option. Participants were also randomized to one of two dialyzers: a Fresenius FX80 or a Nipro Elisio. The 8-hour HD treatments removed significantly more urea and creatinine. But, the HDF removed more FGF23—and several other toxin levels were the same. The FX80 dialyzer cleared somewhat more B2M.
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