Intensive hemodialysis compared to conventional hemodialysis: Looking at recent evidence in an old debate

Martin Aguilar, Laura Pilozzi-Edmonds, Istvan Mucsi

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Abstract

Despite a significant research effort, the optimal dialysis regimen remains a topic of major controversy. There is a growing interest in intensive hemodialysis regimens as they have been associated with positive outcomes in several observational studies. However, recent evidence from a large cohort study casts doubts on the benefits of intensive hemodialysis. In this paper, we review the evidence on this topic and discuss the most recent results in the context of the existing literature to provide a global appraisal of the state of the evidence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)777-780
Number of pages4
JournalInternational urology and nephrology
Volume46
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2014

Keywords

  • Critical appraisal
  • Daily hemodialysis
  • End-stage kidney disease
  • Intensive hemodialysis
  • Survival

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology
  • Urology

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