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Nocturnal hemodialysis: improved quality of life and patient outcomes

Authors Koh TJK

Received 1 November 2018

Accepted for publication 12 January 2019

Published 3 April 2019 Volume 2019:12 Pages 59—68

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/IJNRD.S165919

Checked for plagiarism Yes

Review by Single-blind

Peer reviewers approved by Dr Amy Norman

Peer reviewer comments 2

Editor who approved publication: Professor Pravin Singhal


Timothy Jee Kam Koh

Department of Renal Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, 308433, Singapore

Abstract: Conventional hemodialysis is associated with high morbidity and mortality rates, as well as a reduced quality of life. There is a growing interest in the provision of more intensive hemodialysis, due to associated benefits in terms of reduced cardiovascular morbidity, better regulation of mineral metabolism, as well as its impact on quality of life measures, fertility, and sleep. Nocturnal hemodialysis, both in center and at home, allows the delivery of more intensive hemodialysis. This review discusses the benefits of nocturnal hemodialysis and evaluates the evidence based on available literature.

Keywords: nocturnal hemodialysis, quality of life, benefits, outcomes, survival, cardiac


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