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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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.
Louisiana Museum: A day on the Øresund
The name Louisiana derives from the original owner who, in the late 19 th century, had been married to no fewer than three women all named Louise
Dialysis is Not Your Life
Your experience on dialysis is all up to you. You must decide to live while on dialysis and not just exist on dialysis. Dialysis is a lifeline. It is not your life.
Published on 05/13/2021 by Fred L. Hill
The Power Of Curiosity In Shared Decision-Making
A potential risk of an “if this, then that” approach is losing the patient focus and nuance in understanding that is necessary for modality decisions.
Published on 05/06/2021 by Renata Sledge, PhD, LCSW