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Study finds kidney transplant offers longer survival compared to intensive dialysis

from Nephrology News & Issues

Compared with long and frequent home hemodialysis, kidney transplantation may allow kidney failure patients to be successfully treated and to live longer, but it may also increase their risk of being hospitalized within the first year, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. The results support the need to encourage transplantation for potential candidates who are receiving home hemodialysis, but they also indicate that long and frequent home hemodialysis provides good outcomes for patients, the study authors said. more

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