Dialysis frequency versus dialysis time, that is the question.

@article{Hakim2014DialysisFV,
  title={Dialysis frequency versus dialysis time, that is the question.},
  author={Raymond M. Hakim and Sharmeela Saha},
  journal={Kidney international},
  year={2014},
  volume={85 5},
  pages={1024-9}
}
We reviewed a number of prospective randomized and multiple retrospective cohort studies of different dialysis prescriptions: longer dialysis time, at a frequency of at least three times a week, or a frequency of daily hemodialysis with a shorter dialysis time. Interestingly, the retrospective analyses have generally found significant survival benefits in the intensive dialysis groups, whereas more modest effects were observed in the prospective randomized controlled trials. The reason for this… CONTINUE READING
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