Home hemodialysis : is there still room for high dialysis solution flow rate ?
Keywords:home hémodialysis, intensive hemodialysis, daily hemodialysis, standard Kt/V, hémodialyse à domicile, hémodialyse intensive, hémodialyse quotidienne, HDQ
The availability in France, for the last decade, of low dialysate flow rate hemodialysis monitors, specifically adapted for daily hemodialysis (5 to 6 sessions per week), is contemporary with a real renewal of home hemodialysis. The clinical benefits of daily hemodialysis with high dialysate flow and of thrice-weekly long nocturnal hemodialysis, which are two intensive hemodialysis modalities, have been demonstrated ; however they are less well demonstrated with low dialysate flow hemodialysis. Thus, some patients may still wish to use conventional hemodialysis monitors in order to limit the number of sessions (and therefore the number of vascular punctures) to 3 per week (or every other day) or wish to benefit from a modality of intensive hemodialysis.