The difference is night and day!
Dialyzing from 9 pm to 6 am at Fresenius Medical Care Western Hartford lets 66-year old Annie Chaney care for her family, take computer classes, and work at a part-time job. Read the story.
Nocturnal HD comes to India
In India, patients have to buy their machines for home treatment. Even so, both in-center and home nocturnal HD are starting to grow. Read the story.
Confidence—and early education—matter to get patients home
A new Satellite study found that awareness of home options was high in 316 CA and TX patients. But, not feeling "capable" of doing a home treatment was a challenge for 30%. Those whose nephrologists talked about options early were more likely to take an options class. Read the article.
This PD cycler took its own vacation...
If you read the news story about the distraught UK woman whose PD cycler fell out of the family van on a trip, there is good news. The machine was found and is being tested. And, Baxter sent a new cycler so their vacation could continue. Read the story.
RSN 2013 essay contest topic is perfect for home patients
Win up to $500 and see your words online! This year's Renal Support Network topic for an essay no longer than 750 words is "Provide an example of how you became an active participant in your care." Read the story.
Robots to the rescue?
A BMI over 35 may limit your access to transplant due to concerns about wound infection. But, robot surgery with an incision above the belly button can cut infection risk in obese patients. Read the story.
What's new in home dialysis research
Each month, we gather recent research abstracts for home dialysis. Visit our Journal Watch to learn more:
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