Editor's note: When the AJKDArticle in Pressabstract appeared on April 9th, I immediately e-mailed lead author Dr. Michael Rocco and requested the full-text article. I wanted to read the entire document before commenting. At the same time I specifically asked him why the "elite" of U.S. nephrology would reach such a conclusion from such an underpowered study and then publish it in a top journal. When he did not reply, I repeated the request. I have still not heard from him.
I fear this awful paper will be used to justify the denial of patient requests for home and nocturnal hemodialysis.