More frequent and/or long duration hemodialysis has been shown to improve clinical outcomes.
More frequent home hemodialysis
Home hemodialysis enables more frequent treatment, for example short daily hemodialysis, which often refers to dialysis treatments at 5-6 times a week. Dialyzing more frequently is associated with improved outcomes for patients including but not limited to improved blood pressure control3, reduced post-dialytic recovery time8 and enhanced well-being.2,8
Frequent dialysis at home supports the individualization of treatment to a patient’s own medical and lifestyle needs. Patients have greater control over when and how long they dialyze.
Nocturnal home hemodialysis
Home nocturnal hemodialysis is performed overnight while the patient and care partner are sleeping. It can be a slower and longer treatment that more closely resembles healthy kidney function, which may be gentler on the heart compared to standard three-times weekly dialysis.1
Nocturnal hemodialysis is associated with improved phosphorus and ?2-m clearance, which could result in a more liberal diet.1
In addition, patients are able to have more time during the day for work, childcare, and travel. Nocturnal HHD may also relieve scheduling concerns for care partners.