Intensive and home hemodialysis : acute effects and long-term outcomes

T. Cornelis

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    Most patients with terminal kidney failure undergo hemodialysis three times a week in a hospital. Hemodialysis can also be done at home, which allows for longer (night) and more frequent (intensive) dialysis. In addition to the known benefits of intensive home hemodialysis on life expectancy, quality of life, and cardiovascular functioning, this dissertation demonstrates additional advantages. These include increased stability of blood pressure and heart function, improved waste removal during dialysis, and protective effects in pregnant women and older dialysis patients. Finally, this dissertation also reveals that intensive home hemodialysis can reduce costs compared to traditional hemodialysis offered by hospitals.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • Maastricht University
    • Kooman, Jeroen, Supervisor
    • Leunissen, Karel, Supervisor
    • Chan, C.T., Co-Supervisor, External person
    • van der Sande, Franciscus, Supervisor
    Award date10 Jun 2015
    Place of PublicationMaastricht
    Print ISBNs9789461594402
    Publication statusPublished - 2015


    • kidney failure
    • (home) hemodialysis

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