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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That Strange Dialysis Conundrum - Selection bias .. 'Cherry picking' .. or Optimum HD for those who can
Dialysis – indeed, the whole modality realm of renal replacement – presents us with a strange conundrum.
Published on 10/02/2014 by Dr. John Agar
Back to School: Hemodialysis University
The ISHD is hosting the 4th Hemodialysis University at Chicago. Meant for the busy practitioner as well as nephrology fellows, … get the latest updates in the field of hemodialysis from a group of renowned hemodialysis experts in an informal setting.
Published on 07/24/2014 by Dr. Madhukar Misra
Keeping Home Patients Home: Home HD After PD
Peritoneal dialysis, while the ideal first dialysis modality, has a limited functional duration for most patients … sooner or later the majority of patients will run into problems with inadequate dialysis.
Published on 07/18/2014 by Dr. John Agar
My Life, My Dialysis Choice—a New Tool for Offering Informed Consent
A couple of years ago, I found myself sitting in yet another airport terminal waiting for yet another plane. As I was pottering on my trusty iPad, my natural curiosity led me to wonder, “what is ‘out there’ about dialysis” in the App store?
Published on 07/02/2014 by Dr. John Agar
Let’s Change the Default Dialysis Option to HOME
Why is in-center HD the default choice for everyone who start up dialysis treatment almost all over the World? In my eyes, it ought to be the fallback option when all possibilities for home treatment—either PD or home hemodialysis (HHD)—have failed.
Published on 06/09/2014 by Henning Sondergaard