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How often can people who require dialysis have it and how long do they get it?

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Dr. Jack Rubin
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

In brief: Dialysis time

There are different types of dialysis.
Hemodialysis (h) that can be done at a dialysis center from 4 hours 3x/week and nocturnal dialysis and takes 8 hours. Patients on home hemodialysis that can dialyze for 5-6 times/week. Peritoneal dialysis has a catheter in peritoneum and is daily. Dialysis patients need it until they have a kidney transplant, unless they recover renal function.

In brief: Dialysis time

There are different types of dialysis.
Hemodialysis (h) that can be done at a dialysis center from 4 hours 3x/week and nocturnal dialysis and takes 8 hours. Patients on home hemodialysis that can dialyze for 5-6 times/week. Peritoneal dialysis has a catheter in peritoneum and is daily. Dialysis patients need it until they have a kidney transplant, unless they recover renal function.
Dr. Jack Rubin
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