Healio | February 2022
Authors: Wael Hussein MD
Current routines are also the reason we have what is known as the “killer gap”: Patients have a 2-day gap in which they don’t get dialysis. This gap is associated with increased risk of death. The killer gap can be eliminated by dialyzing at least four times a week, but this is hard to accommodate for in-dialysis centers. A better option is home dialysis, either as home HD or peritoneal dialysis (PD). No rigid schedules. No travelling to centers. People who self-care can avoid the many clinical and lifestyle disadvantages of in-center HD.