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Kidney and bladder health

29 September 2010

Home dialysis good as haemodialysis

Patients with end-stage kidney disease who have dialysis at home fare just as well as their counterparts who do haemodialysis, which is traditionally performed in a hospital or dialysis center, research shows.

Patients with end-stage kidney disease who have dialysis at home fare just as well as their counterparts who do haemodialysis, which is traditionally performed in a hospital or dialysis center, new research shows.

And, as an accompanying editorial points out, the proportion of people using peritoneal dialysis in the US plummeted from 14.4% in 1995 to about 7% in 2007.

 

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