Are there differences between the rates of hospitalization or technique failure with HHD versus PD?
An observational study compared the relative mortality, hospitalization rate, and technique failure of home hemodialysis versus PD.
Technique failure in this setting was defined as switching to a different dialysis modality.
An incident cohort of home hemodialysis patients (NxStage System One Registry) was matched to a cohort of incident PD patients from USRDS database between 2007 and 2010.
Overall, home hemodialysis was associated with decreased mortality, fewer hospitalizations, and less technique failure.