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Kidney health that fits real life

Home dialysis is proven to produce better health outcomes, higher patient satisfaction and improved quality of life.

Improve your patients’ care with home dialysis

Home dialysis helps patients achieve better kidney health over the long term. With home-first care, patients can fit dialysis sessions into their life more easily and frequently, including with overnight treatments.

Most nephrologists believe greater frequency is paramount — 59 percent of nephrologists agree that increasing frequency of dialysis beyond three times a week significantly improves clinical outcomes.1 With at-home access to dialysis, patients can receive the care they need to thrive.

And patients do thrive with at-home care. Studies show that patients receiving longer, more frequent hemodialysis generally live longer, healthier lives.2,3,4 And patients receiving peritoneal dialysis are more likely to receive a kidney transplant, than those on conventional hemodialysis.5

Home dialysis is the choice most nephrologists would make for themselves and their loved ones. In one survey, half of all nephrologists said they would prefer at-home dialysis for their patients, and 63 percent said they would recommend home dialysis to their close friends and family.6

 
A person receives dialysis from bed while their partner shows them information on a tablet.
 

Why home dialysis works

With at-home dialysis, patients can more frequently access the positive benefits of dialysis, meaning they can be healthier, for longer.

  • Fewer hospital stays — Short, daily hemodialysis is associated with a significant decrease in hospitalization.7
  • More comfort during treatments — Nocturnal dialysis can help patients receive longer, daily treatments in a more convenient and comfortable setting.
  • Greater chance of transplant — Patients receiving peritoneal dialysis are more likely to receive a kidney transplant, than those on conventional hemodialysis.5
 

1Fluck, R.J., Fouque, D. & Lockridge, R.S. Nephrologists’ perspectives on dialysis treatment: results of an international survey BMC Nephrol 15, 16 (2014).

2Nesrallah GE, Lindsay RM, Cuerden MS, et. al. Intensive Hemodialysis Associates with Improved Survival Compared with Conventional Hemodialysis JASN Apr 2012, 23 (4) 696-705.

3Jaber BL, Lee Y, Collins AJ, et al. Effect of daily hemodialysis on depressive symptoms and post dialysis recovery time: interim report from the FREEDOM (Following Rehabilitation, Economics and Everyday-Dialysis Outcome Measurements) Study. Am J Kidney Dis. 2010;56(3):531-539.

4Culleton BF, Walsh M, Klarenbach SW, et al. Effect off frequent nocturnal hemodialysis vs conventional hemodialysis on left ventricular mass and quality of life: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA. 2007;298(11):1291-1299.

5Snyder JJ, Kasiske BL, Gilbertson DT, and Collins AJ,  A comparison of transplant outcomes in peritoneal and hemodialysis patients. Kidney International  Vol. 62 (2002), pp.1423-1430.

6Rocco MV et al.   Frequent Hemodialysis Network (FHN) Trial Group: The effects of frequent nocturnal home hemodialysis: The Frequent Hemodialysis Network Nocturnal TrialKidney Int 80: 1080–1091, 2011pmid:21775973.

7Ting GO, Kjellstrand C, Freitas T, Carrie BJ, Zarghamee S. Long-term study of high-comorbidity ESRD patients converted from conventional to short daily hemodialysis Am J Kidney Dis 42: 1020-1035, 2003.