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 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
Tell CMS What Home Dialysis Machine Innovation Means to YOU
I want to focus on just one aspect of the rule, because I think that giving your feedback—the patient’s perspective—to the CMS (Medicare) is vital for the future of home dialysis.
Published on 08/20/2020 by Eric Weinhandl, PhD, MS
Fistula: Miracle and Thief
“Lifeline” is the popular term for the surgically modified blood vessel we call a fistula. The regular veins responsible for returning blood to our hearts are too thin-walled and delicate to withstand repeated needling or the speed of blood flow required
Published on 06/11/2020 by Ant de Villiers
Testing the Tablo
The mission of Home Dialyzors United is to inform, inspire and advocate for an extraordinary quality of life for the home dialysis community, and we have interpreted that to include supporting innovation in renal replacement therapy
Published on 03/26/2020 by Nieltje Gedney
Blood Flow Rate, Fistula Integrity, and Optimal Clearance
Let me place my “take” on fistulas, blood flow rates, optimal clearance of small and middle molecules, and fistula integrity on record. I do this in response to that advocate blood flow rates of 400, 450, and (ye gods!) even 520 ml/min!
Published on 10/26/2017 by Dr. John Agar