Comparison of home hemodialysis practices in France and French-speaking Belgium in the RDPLF
Keywords:Home hemodialysis, RDPLF, comparison of practices, registry, France, Belgium
A new module about home hemodialysis (HHD) has been created by the RDPLF in 2013. Though not exhaustive, this module catches up to one third of the French HHD patients and almost all HHD patients from the French-speaking part of Belgium, respectively. We here report on some comparisons between HHD practices within both countries through the 2016 and 2017 annual reports. The aim of this comparative analyis is to highlight some different approaches in both care and management of the dialysis technique itself, mode of vascular access, fistula ponction and dialysis supervision for our HHD patients.