Early Transitions to Home Dialysis Are Rare After Emergency Dialysis

Survival Varies Among Early Adopters

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Very few patients who begin urgent in-center hemodialysis transition to home dialysis early, and the survival of those who do varies by modality, according to research presented at Kidney Week 2019.

Many patients who begin urgent, unplanned hemodialysis in a center may prefer to switch to home dialysis. To learn more about the patients who do make this switch and how it affects their survival, Sonny Nguyen, MD, a resident physician at Harbor University of California–Los Angeles (UCLA) Medical Center, and his colleagues analyzed data from the US Renal Data System on 190,642 patients who started urgent, in-center hemodialysis with