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BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 15 December 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1384

Morning dialysis prolongs life: Elderly patients having regular dialysis for renal failure live longer if they get their treatment in the morning. Since 1988 researchers have followed 167 patients who had dialysis in the morning and 75 who had the procedure in the afternoon. Patients having dialysis in the morning lived on average about 1 year and …

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