“Effect of Extended Dialysis on Patient Reported Symptoms Using LEVIL”
Investigators know that many patients who are on dialysis suffer from the burden of unwanted symptoms, which can affect quality of life. In this study, the investigators will be assessing symptom burden using the London Evaluation of Illness "LEVIL," an application based platform where patients self-report their symptoms with at least one hemodialysis treatment. The investigators would like to compare the currently available dialyzer with a new dialyzer that is capable of removing solutes of higher molecular weight that may or may not cause patients to experience symptoms related to increased amounts of these toxins in their blood.
Device - Theranova Dialyzer
The Theranova dialyzer will be used for each of the hemodialysis treatments beginning week 3 and ending at the end of the dialysis week on week 14 and again starting week 23 and ending at the end of the dialysis week on week 46 . This will allow us to compare patient reported symptoms in weeks 1 and 2 when patients are on their usual dialyzer with their symptoms using the Theranova dialyzer. This will also allow us to see if there is a carry-over effect.
Interventional Study to Assess the Effect of Extended Dialysis Using the Theranova Dialyzer on Patient Reported Symptoms Using the London Evaluation of Illness (LEVIL)