Journal Watch - Haemodialysis
European Patients Live Longer with Extended HD Treatments
Compared to standard in-center HD, patients from eight European countries who dialyzed for 6+ hours thrice weekly lived longer. Of 142,460 patients, 1,338 did extended HD. Compared to in-center HD (13.5/100 person-years), crude mortality for extended HD (6.0/100 person-years) was significantly better. Overall, those treated with extended treatments were 73% more likely to have survived.
Read the abstract » | (added 2019-12-10)
Emergent Start PD Yet Again
Learn about the rationale and feasibility of using PD as a first dialysis option for emergent start patients instead of inserting a central venous catheter and starting HD. .
Read the abstract » | (added 2018-04-12)