Home hemodialysis: what is old is new again

Peter G. Kerr, Juli Jaw

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Otherpeer-review

8 Citations (Scopus)


Home hemodialysis (HD) is undergoing a resurgence. A major driver of this is economics, however, providers are also encouraged by a combination of excellent patient outcomes and patient experiences as well as the development of newer technologies that offer ease of use. Home HD offers significant advantages in flexible scheduling and the practical implementation of extended hours dialysis. This paper explores the reasons why home HD is making a comeback and strives to offer approaches to improve the uptake of this dialysis modality.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCurrent Perspectives in Kidney Diseases
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
PublisherS Karger AG
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9783318060614
ISBN (Print)9783318060607
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

NameContributions To Nephrology
PublisherS Karger AG
ISSN (Print)0302-5144

Cite this