May 23, 2012

Survival in daily home hemodialysis and matched thrice-weekly in-center hemodialysis patients.

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This observational study examined 1873 home hemodialysis patients with 9365 matched in-center patients in order to compare mortality between daily home hemodialysis and thrice-weekly in-center hemodialysis patients. In the intention-to-treat analysis, home hemodialysis was associated with a 13% lower risk for all-cause mortality than in-center hemodialysis.

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