Long-term haemodialysis survival

Clin Kidney J. 2012 Apr;5(2):168-169. doi: 10.1093/ckj/sfs011.


Haemodialysis (HD) treatment for end-stage renal disease bears a poor prognosis. We present a case of a patient who, apart from two transplant periods lasting 8 months in all, was treated with conventional in-centre HD three times a week and who survived for 41 years. Patients should be aware that there is no theoretical upper limit for patient survival on HD.

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