In-center nocturnal hemodialysis

Semin Dial. 2014 Mar;27(2):179-87. doi: 10.1111/sdi.12184.


Dialysis intensification from conventional regimens (typically thrice weekly, 4 hours per session) is increasingly utilized with the intent of improving the cardiovascular health and quality of life of chronic dialysis recipients. While home nocturnal hemodialysis offers the opportunity for maximal intensification of dialysis, it is inaccessible to the majority of dialysis recipients who are unable to self-administer hemodialysis in their own homes. In-center nocturnal hemodialysis (INHD) permits the intensification of conventional hemodialysis with the benefits of nursing support and supervision in addition to freedom from dialysis during productive daytime hours. Although no randomized trials have evaluated the relative merits of INHD, preliminary data indicate that INHD is a viable option that may confer a variety of benefits for chronic dialysis recipients.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Ambulatory Care Facilities*
  • Humans
  • Renal Dialysis*