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Frequent and longer dialysis treatments may provide more benefits for patients than conventional dialysis treatments, according to several studies appearing in upcoming issues of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. The findings suggest that daily or nightly dialysis sessions at home or in the clinic are viable
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Re: Studies show nighttime or daily dialysis may improve patients' health
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2012, 09:25:42 AM »
More on longer dialysis: "In the US, per the DOPPS study (Saran R et al, Kidney Int. 2006, 69:1222-28), the average treatment time was just 211 minutes (3.5 hours), vs. 232 minutes in Europe (3.86 hours) and 244 minutes in Japan (4 hours). In that study, getting a minimum of 4 hours of treatment improved survival by 30%--and each extra 30 minutes beyond that further improved survival by another 7%. I've seen that survival on dialysis in Japan is triple that of the US, and in Europe it is double."

http://forums.homedialysis.org/threads/3161-The-Long-Dialysis-Weekend-Might-Kill-You-But-We-Won-t-Change?p=21681&mode=linear#post21681

And: "In Japan and Germany, one of the pay for performance targets for dialysis is that 85% of dialyzors must be getting at least 4 hours of treatment 3x/week (this would translate to 2 hours x 6 days a week)."

http://forums.homedialysis.org/threads/3161-The-Long-Dialysis-Weekend-Might-Kill-You-But-We-Won-t-Change?p=21681&mode=linear#post21681
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Re: Studies show nighttime or daily dialysis may improve patients' health
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