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‘Poo and Goo’…Dialysis Effluent and the Septic Tank
Dori Schatell recently asked me about an interesting question posed to Home Dialysis Central by the wife of a PD patient, and it has led me on a voyage of discovery and to places with which I was quite unfamiliar.
Published on 06/12/2014 by Dr. John Agar
The 'Volume-safe Dialysis Duration' KPI
The following blog explores some simple, utterly naïve and probably crazy thoughts I have had about the development of a 'volume' Key Performance Indicator (KPI) for the day-to-day clinical management of dialysis patients.
Published on 04/24/2014 by Dr. John Agar
Tags: requirements, dialysis, fluid, strategy,
Observations from the Atlanta ADC
Again, I have been stunned by the reticence here (in the US) to jiggle, cajole, encourage, empower that penny to drop...the penny with treatment time 't' embossed on one side and treatment frequency 'f' emblazoned on the other.
Published on 02/20/2014 by Dr. John Agar
The Dialysis Waterfall – Part 2
Let us return, for a moment to the waterfall concept. While I described it in the context of fluid, it applies equally to solute clearance.
Published on 01/03/2014 by Dr. John Agar
The Dialysis Waterfall (Forget Urea: It’s Fluid That Kills)
Far too much emphasis has been placed on an arbitrary and flawed concept—Kt/Vurea—to the detriment of all else.
Published on 12/17/2013 by Dr. John Agar