Welcome to the non-profit Medical Education Institute's Home Dialysis Central blogspot! This page is an umbrella under which Home Dialysis Central staff and guests can share their perspectives about home therapies and what we need to do to raise their profile and enable more people to use them. We'd like your comments as well! Bookmark our site and like us on Facebook! Help us tell the world about home dialysis.
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Dialysis patients: How a finger can save your life when your fistula bleeds
During a time of emergency like this, people often flounder and do things they are not supposed to do and in fact, make things worse.
Published on 11/09/2023 by Kamal Shah
Live Life Courageously: Starting Home HD at 72
Throughout my life on dialysis, I have maintained a positive attitude about life, with the outlook of living each day to the fullest.
Published on 05/18/2023 by James Manning
Tags: Making dialysis better, Fistulas, grafts and catheters (including PD), What is the best dialysis option for me, Education issues: for patients and professionals, Other ‘cool stuff’ to help understand dialysis better,
Don’t Flog the Fistulas: Slow Hemodialysis Blood Flow!
The use of excessively high blood flow rates during dialysis-flow rates of upwards of 350 ml/minute-appears to be a US-only phenomenon.
Published on 03/30/2023 by Dr. John Agar
Touch Cannulation: The Genius of Stuart Mott
I suspect that if the Touch Cannulation method were applied widely, the disparity between different cannulators may disappear
Published on 02/02/2023 by Peter Laird, MD
Yay! Its Summer! …Oh, and I Have to Do Dialysis
Is a normal life over when you are a dialysis patient? NO! That is one of the benefits of at home dialysis, the flexibility to schedule and adjust as needed.
Published on 08/04/2022 by Michael Howington