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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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
The Best Part about Peritoneal Dialysis is that it is Continuous
So, in yesterday's situation, what would have happened if I were on PD?
Published on 05/05/2022 by Kamal Shah
The Dialysis World has Come Full Circle
I observed that the common denominator of patients who did the best were those who dialyzed at home, whether with PD or home HD. The home HD patients tended to look better, have better outcomes, and simply be living their lives to the fullest.
Published on 01/27/2022 by Jane Hafner, RN, BSN
Revising Target Weight: A Personal Account
The goal is to attain your target weight by the close of each dialysis session, achieving this by adjusting your ultrafiltration (UF) amount to match your weight gain since the previous dialysis.
Published on 11/11/2021 by Ant de Villiers
The Altitude Metaphor: Clinical ESRD Perspectives Explained Through Aviation
Controversy surrounds the establishment of planning, placement, and management of dialysis access. The dialysis access conundrum is magnified by the many treating specialties viewing the best path to a solution through different lenses.