Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Study: Dialysis 3 times weekly might not be enough

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A major study challenges the way diabetics and others with failing kidneys have been treated for half a century, finding that three-times-a-week dialysis to cleanse the blood of toxins may not be enough.

Deaths, heart attacks and hospitalizations were much higher on the day after the two-day interval between treatments each week than at other times, the federally funded study found. Read more here:


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