Home Dialysis Blog

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Coping With Chronic Kidney Disease: “What Are Your Goals?”

This blog post was made by Henning Sondergaard, Home Dialysis Central The last 6 months, I have been part of a research project that looked at the links between diabetes and kidney disease. We created an online survey for people who had both conditions, and after the survey, we selected a small number of people […]

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A Rational Approach To Dialysis Time And Frequency

This blog post was made by Dr. John Agar, Home Dialysis Central Good dialysis depends on the combination of both: Optimal frequency: to permit small and large solute removal. Optimal time: to allow slow, perfusion-friendly rate of volume removal. The current Kt/Vurea formula has unfortunately encouraged clinicians to increase one of the two numerator variables […]

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Humanizing Dialysis: Trying To Make Something Good Out Of A Really Bad Diagnosis

This blog post was made by Gale Schulke, RN, CDN, Home Dialysis Central As a nurse for home dialysis programs, I find that we are in a perfect position to humanize dialysis. Being a training nurse is more than just administering dialysis. We need to learn as much as we can about our patient clients. […]

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How To Help People With Kidney Disease Keep Their Jobs

This blog post was made by Dori Schatell, MS, Executive Director, Medical Education Institute For 16 years, with Amgen support, the non-profit Medical Education Institute (MEI) which created Home Dialysis Central, ran the Life Options Rehabilitation Program to help people with kidney disease live long and live well. A key aspect of that program—but never […]

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Unwitting Victims Or Informed Medical Consumers? How Are Dialysis Patients Viewed By Their Nurses And Staff?

This blog post was made by David Rosenbloom, Home Dialysis Central On May 31, 2016 Nephrology News & Issues, a highly respected trade publication that reports on developments in nephrology and dialysis treatment, carried an interview with Francyne N. Rosenstock, Vice President of Business Development and Marketing for Renal Reserve entitled Reducing Dialysis Nurse Burnout. […]

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Choosing Between Home HD And Home PD: When, And Why

This blog post was made by Dr. John Agar, Home Dialysis Central From time to time, I have noticed some questioning and uncertainty arising at the Home Dialysis Central Facebook site regarding the difference between, relative place of, and effective efficiency of the two main dialysis therapies: peritoneal dialysis (PD) and haemodialysis (HD) – especially as […]