Retrospective study

With funds from the Dutch Kidney Foundation, a cohort of 1200 patients, who started with home or night dialysis (peritoneal dialysis, home hemodialysis, nocturnal hemodialysis) between 1-1-2012 and 1-1-2017, will be analysed to find reasons for technique failure and modifiable factors that can be addressed to prevent early and late technique failure.

In addition, clinical outcomes (including hospitalization, blood pressure and metabolic regulation, mortality) of these patients will be compared with 600 patients who started in-center hemodialysis during the same period.