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Researchers at Lawson Health Research Institute have discovered that developing countries have faster growing rates of use of home-based dialysis (called peritoneal dialysis) for kidney failure than the developed world.
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 the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN).
It has become increasingly clear that patients in the United States are starting dialysis at higher and higher levels of kidney function.
Patients with end-stage renal disease who opt for peritoneal dialysis experience no greater risk of catheter infection than those who undergo hemodialysis.
Patients who have to undergo dialysis see their lives inevitably affected by the treatment.
FRANKLIN, Tenn. and MERCER ISLAND, Wash., Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Renal Advantage and Liberty Dialysis, which last month agreed to combine to form the third largest provider of dialysis services in the U.S., today announced that they have closed their deal.