Alternate-day dialysis may be needed for hemodialysis patients

Jiannong Liu, Robert N. Foley

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Zhang et al. studied the relationship between day of the week and all-cause and cardiovascular mortality in the United States, Europe, and Japan. The study confirms findings of studies of US patients that risk of all-cause and cardiac mortality is higher after a long interdialytic interval, and shows that this is also true in Europe and Japan. Alternate-day dialysis may improve patient survival on hemodialysis, but randomized trials are necessary to establish a new schedule.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1055-1057
Number of pages3
JournalKidney international
Issue number11
StatePublished - Jun 1 2012

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Funding Information:
This study was supported by the Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation.


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