September 13, 2009

Survival among Nocturnal home Haemodialysis Patients Compared to Kidney Transplant Recipients.


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This paper compared the results of nocturnal hemodialysis patients at two centres with matched deceased and liver donor transplant patients. Patient survival on nocturnal hemodialysis was similar to deceased donor transplantation, but inferior to live-donor transplantation. This is only a registry analysis and not a RCT. In addition, the dialysis patients were Canadian, while the transplant patients were from the US, which may affect the results.

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