Clinical evidence on haemodiafiltration.

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Clinical evidence on haemodiafiltration.

Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2018 Oct 01;33(suppl_3):iii53-iii58

Authors: Blankestijn PJ, Grooteman MP, Nube MJ, Bots ML

Haemodiafiltration (HDF) combines diffusive and convective solute removal in a single treatment session. HDF provides a greater removal of higher molecular weight uraemic retention solutes than conventional high-flux haemodialysis (HD). Recently completed randomized clinical trials suggest better patient survival with online HDF. The treatment is mainly used in Europe and Japan. This review gives a brief overview of the presently available evidence of the effects of HDF on clinical end points, it speculates on possible mechanisms of a beneficial effect of HDF as compared with standard HD and ends with some perspectives for the future.

PMID: 30281128 [PubMed - in process]

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