Home haemodialysis in Australia - is the wheel turning full circle?

Agar, John W. M., Hawley, Carmel M., George, Charles R., Mathew, Timothy H., McDonald, Stephen P. and Kerr, Peter G. (2010) Home haemodialysis in Australia - is the wheel turning full circle?. Medical Journal Australia, 192 7: 403-406.

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Author Agar, John W. M.
Hawley, Carmel M.
George, Charles R.
Mathew, Timothy H.
McDonald, Stephen P.
Kerr, Peter G.
Title Home haemodialysis in Australia - is the wheel turning full circle?
Journal name Medical Journal Australia   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1326-5377
Publication date 2010-04-05
Sub-type Article (original research)
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Volume 192
Issue 7
Start page 403
End page 406
Total pages 4
Place of publication Strawberry Hills, N.S.W., Australia
Publisher Australasian Medical Publishing Company
Language eng
Formatted abstract
In the mid 1970s, home haemodialysis accounted for nearly half of all patients on dialysis, both in Australia and elsewhere. • The advent of both peritoneal dialysis (itself a home therapy) and satellite haemodialysis resulted in a gradual attrition in the use of home haemodialysis. • Since 2000, the introduction of nocturnal home haemodialysis has begun to change this pattern in Australia, with a sharp growth in the uptake of home haemodialysis. • Home haemodialysis, which enables longer hours and more frequent treatments than facility-based (hospital or satellite centre) dialysis, appears to offer improved patient outcomes in observational studies; randomised studies are necessary to confirm these findings. • Home haemodialysis is also a cheaper form of therapy than facility-based dialysis. • As newer, simpler and more user-friendly equipment is emerging that will make home haemodialysis even more accessible and attractive to the consumer, we believe that this trend toward a greater uptake of home haemodialysis should and will continue.

Keyword Nocturnal haemodialysis
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