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Nighttime Home Dialysis a Boon for Kidney Patients
Date:9/18/2007

group. "With nocturnal dialysis, the dose is much higher than with standard three-times-a-week dialysis, making it closer to what the kidneys do naturally," Kliger said.

"Patients need to know that there are other options besides standard in-center dialysis, and they need to weigh the risks and benefits and make an informed decision," Culleton said.

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To learn more about the different types of dialysis, including nocturnal home dialysis, visit the National Kidney Foundation.



SOURCES: Bruce Culleton, M.D., M.Sc., kidney specialist and medical director, Baxter Healthcare Corp., Deerfield, Ill.; Alan S. Kliger, M.D., chairman of medicine, Hospital of St. Raphael, and clinical professor of medicine, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.; Sept. 19, 2007, Journal of the American Medical Association


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