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Home-based Dialysis For Kidney Failure Gaining Popularity In Developing Countries

Home-based dialysis treatments are on the rise in both the developing and developed worlds, but developed countries appear to be turning to them less often, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of theJournal of the American Society Nephrology(JASN). The findings, which provide a global snapshot of dialysis use among patients with kidney failure, may impact future business and research innovations. 

Dialysis treatments for kidney failure come in two forms: peritoneal dialysis is usually done at home, while hemodialysis is predominantly clinic-based. During peritoneal dialysis, fluids that are pumped into the abdominal cavity collect wastes pulled in from the blood and are then removed from the body. During hemodialysis, blood is removed, purified by a machine, and returned to the body. 

 

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