Treatment options and
opportunities for improvement
Current renal replacement therapies comprise transplantation, hemodialysis (HD) and peritoneal dialysis (PD).
Hemodialysis is mostly conducted in clinical centers and patients have to go to the center usually 3 times a week for several hours. In contrast, PD can be carried out by the patient at home.
Choosing PD can mean fewer fluid restrictions, greater scheduling flexibility, less frequent transportation challenges – and better outcomes, specifically during the first 3 to 5 years.
In our view, PD is the best solution for chronic kidney disease patients on dialysis.