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War on diabetes: NKF plans to pilot blood dialysis at home

Move would let patients undergo procedure more frequently and at their convenience

Home haemodialysis is increasingly used in some countries as the machines are becoming smaller, more user-friendly and cheaper.
Home haemodialysis is increasingly used in some countries as the machines are becoming smaller, more user-friendly and cheaper.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) plans to pilot home blood dialysis within the next few years.

Associate Professor Jimmy Teo, head of nephrology at the National University Hospital (NUH), said home haemodialysis would allow kidney failure patients to undergo dialysis more frequently and at their convenience.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 24, 2018, with the headline 'NKF plans to pilot blood dialysis at home'. Subscribe