STOCKHOLM—Although hemodialysis (HD) is the most common form of renal replacement therapy, 53% of nephrologists worldwide believe patients whose dialysis is planned should start on peritoneal dialysis, according to a survey conducted by Gambro.


With respect to what the 3,753 respondents thought is the best long-term dialysis treatment, 37% said home HD and/or self-care HD/hemodiafiltration (HDF) more than three times a week. Another 18% said in-center HD/HDF more than three times a week, 22% said in-center HD/HDF three times a week, and 21% said peritoneal dialysis.

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Gambro unveiled the findings of its Dialysis Opinion 2007 survey findings here at the 2008 congress of the European Renal Association-European Dialysis and Transplant Association.