In-centre hemodialysis is performed at hospitals/clinics. Each treatment is, on average, 4 hours long, with 3 treatments a week. Commute time to hospital and wait time at the hospital can be up to two hours.
Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) is performed at home, by yourself or a family member, during the day. You exchange (drain and fill) fluids 4 times a day; each exchange takes about 30 minutes.
Automated peritoneal dialysis (APD) is done at home during the night for 8-10 hours while you are sleeping. APD uses a cycler machine to perform the exchanges.
Short daily HHD is performed at home, by yourself or a family member, during the daytime for 2-3 hours per day.
Overnight HHD is performed at home for 8-10 hours overnight, while you are sleeping. Therapy is usually performed 6 days a week.
Conventional HHD is performed at home with a conventional hemodialysis machine. You or a family member can set up the machine and perform the treatment. Each treatment is, on average, 4 hours long, with 3 treatments a week.