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Dialysis Is Life-Saving, but Not Perfect: We Can Do Better
what it has become, a miracle procedure that saves lives—but at a high cost to the government, insurers, and patients.
Published on 09/21/2023 by Beth Witten, MSW, ACSW, LSCSW
Safety First! How to Prevent Dangerous Home Hemodialysis Errors
critics seem to be quick to point out all of the “what-if’s” in play, and I personally feel safety concerns should always be addressed.
Published on 05/25/2023 by Jennifer Ravert, RN
My Home Haemo Routines (I’m a Creature of Habit)
I do home haemodialysis, every other day, overnight (nocturnal) for between 8 & 9 hours, and that is the key routine that everything else serves.
Published on 05/04/2023 by Stephen Hewitt
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
PD and Protecting Myself in the Hospital
But, the biggest obstacle was getting the doctors to accept that their cyclers weren’t functioning properly.
Published on 02/23/2023 by Susan Smith