October 8, 2011

Long Interdialytic Interval and Mortality among Patients Receiving Hemodialysis

This administrative study using USRDS data demonstrated an increased risk of all-cause mortality and admissions to hospital due to cardiovascular events during the long (2 day) interdialytic interval.  This study alludes to the benefit of more frequent hemodialysis and suggests that current dialysis scheduling may need to be revisited.


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