Home Dialysis’ Advantages Over In-Center Dialysis

Topic: Nephrology
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The research topic can be formulated in the following way: “The advantages of home dialysis over in-center dialysis”. The interest in the study of home dialysis has increased significantly in recent years. Home hemodialysis is the provision of hemodialysis to clean the blood of a person with impaired kidney function at home. The meta-analysis and theoretical and research studies show that home dialysis has many advantages over the in-center practice. There is a high percentage of patients who prefer home dialysis to clinical dialysis. In research from Bonenkamp et al. (2020), the analysis has shown that survival rates are better than in-center dialysis with daily use of home dialysis. However, ways to prevent the use of in-center dialysis in favor of home use remain insufficiently examined. While there is a detailed comparison of the two types of dialysis, there is a lack of methodological study of the transition from inpatient dialysis to the more beneficial home dialysis in science. The purpose of the survey is to explore the possible ways of preventing in-center dialysis by using home dialysis. The question of the work may be reduced to the following: “Why is home dialysis more beneficial than in-center dialysis?”

Annotated Bibliography

Bonenkamp, A. A., van Eck Van Der Sluijs, A., Hoekstra, T., Verhaar, M. C., van Ittersum, F. J., Abrahams, A. C., & van Jaarsveld, B. C. (2020). Health-related quality of life in home dialysis patients compared to in-center hemodialysis patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Kidney Medicine, 2(2), 139–154. 

The article describes health-related quality of life (HRQoL) differences between home dialysis and in-center dialysis (HD) patients from all over the world. Search strategies were performed on the Cochrane Library, Pubmed, and EMBASE databases between 2007 and 2019. The authors provide a systematic review and meta-analysis of the usage of home dialysis and in-center dialysis (Bonenkamp et al., 2020). Within both these types of treatment, the indicators of HRQoL were observed. The results of the research can help to evaluate the benefits of home dialysis practice.

Klein, M. G., Verter, V., & Moses, B. G. (2020). Designing a rural network of dialysis facilities. European Journal of Operational Research, 282(3), 1088–1100. 

The article studies and provides different models to find the optimal network of dialysis facilities. It studies the preferences of patients of Nova Scotia, Canada and, according to them, builds the optimal model for using home dialysis facilities (Klein et al., 2020). The results and conclusions presented in the study will help the researchers to provide a valid data on the level of patients’ preference of different dialysis facilities. They will also help to estimate the average level of home dialysis’ popularity among patients with kidney diseases.

Morita, P. P., Huynh, K., Zakir, A., Cafazzo, J. A., McQuillan, R. F., Bargman, J. M., & Chan, C. T. (2019). Supporting the establishment of new home dialysis programs through the explore home dialysis program. Kidney International Reports, 4(2), 293–300. 

The article explores different educational programs that are aimed at developing new home dialysis programs. The data presented in the article helps to evaluate the prospective of home dialysis. It also allows assessing the rate of awareness on the benefits of home dialysis among students of medical colleges and universities. The work presents the current situation of the popularity level of home dialysis usage worldwide (Morita et al., 2019). The results of the research can be used as the theoretical basis of studying the perspective of kidney treatment out of center conditions. They can also help to systematize the benefits of home dialysis from the perspective of its convenience.

References

Bonenkamp, A. A., van Eck Van Der Sluijs, A., Hoekstra, T., Verhaar, M. C., van Ittersum, F. J., Abrahams, A. C., & van Jaarsveld, B. C. (2020). Health-related quality of life in home dialysis patients compared to in-center hemodialysis patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Kidney Medicine, 2(2), 139–154.

Klein, M. G., Verter, V., & Moses, B. G. (2020). Designing a rural network of dialysis facilities. European Journal of Operational Research, 282(3), 1088–1100.

Morita, P. P., Huynh, K., Zakir, A., Cafazzo, J. A., McQuillan, R. F., Bargman, J. M., & Chan, C. T. (2019b). Supporting the establishment of new home dialysis programs through the explore home dialysis program. Kidney International Reports, 4(2), 293–300.

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