A Trial of Extending Hemodialysis Hours and Quality of Life.

  title={A Trial of Extending Hemodialysis Hours and Quality of Life.},
  author={Meg J. Jardine and Li Zuo and Nicholas A Gray and Janak Rashme de Zoysa and Christopher T. Chan and Martin P. Gallagher and Helen Monaghan and Stuart M. Grieve and Rajesh Puranik and Hongli Lin and Josette Marie Eris and Ling Zhang and Jinsheng Xu and Kirsten Howard and Serigne N. L{\^o} and Alan Cass and Vlado Perkovic},
  journal={Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN},
  volume={28 6},
The relationship between increased hemodialysis hours and patient outcomes remains unclear. We randomized (1:1) 200 adult recipients of standard maintenance hemodialysis from in-center and home-based hemodialysis programs to extended weekly (≥24 hours) or standard (target 12-15 hours, maximum 18 hours) hemodialysis hours for 12 months. The primary outcome was change in quality of life from baseline assessed by the EuroQol 5 dimension instrument (3 level) (EQ-5D). Secondary outcomes included… CONTINUE READING
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