Are There Any Downsides, Barriers, or Challenges in Delivering Hemodiafiltration in Everyday Clinical Practice?

Peter J Blankestijn, Muriel Grooteman, Menso Nube

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There is considerable evidence to suggest that on-line hemodiafiltration (HDF) is superior to standard hemodialysis when comparing effects on clinical end points, especially when a certain minimum convection volume can be achieved. In this chapter we address the question of whether there are any downsides, challenges, or barriers in delivering on-line HDF in everyday clinical practice. We discuss the subject from a medical/practical point of view and briefly from a financial/economic perspective.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationScientific Aspects of Dialysis Therapy
Subtitle of host publicationJSDT/ISBP Anniversary Edition
EditorsH. Kawanishi
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-318-05929-8
Publication statusPublished - 2017


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