26/11/10

The Frequent Haemodialysis Network (FHN)

November 22, 2010 (Denver, Colorado) — Doubling the frequency of in-center hemodialysis sessions from the traditional 3 sessions per week to 6 sessions per week might lead to increased cardiovascular health for kidney disease patients and slow the dialysis-associated increase in left ventricular mass, a new study suggests.

Researchers from Stanford University in California and the Frequent Hemodialysis Network released the findings of the randomized 3-year clinical trial in conjunction with Renal Week 2010: American Society of Nephrology 43rd Annual Meeting. Results were simultaneously published online November 20 in the New England Journal of Medicine.