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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Home Dialysis: One Way to Help More People on Dialysis Work
There are many reasons why someone with kidney failure might want to learn about and do home dialysis, like limited finances or insurance, poor transportation options, a need to care for loved ones at home, to have more control, and a desire to work.
Published on 02/06/2014 by Beth Witten, MSW, ACSW, LSCSW
Heading Off the Dreaded Cramp!
Cramp in patients with late stage chronic kidney disease (ckd5)—and on dialysis (ckd5d) when it is hard to get up and move around—is one of the worst symptoms of ckd5 and ckd5d.
Published on 08/24/2017 by Dr. John Agar
Patients Who Choose to Go Home are the Winners
In the renal community, patients who choose to go Home are the winners. They will live 61% longer than in-center patients, live better, and have fewer side effects following their dialysis at Home.
Published on 01/16/2014 by Gerry Morrison
21 Things I've learned this past year I've spent on dialysis
Even if you are a dialysis patient, you are a human being first and deserve to be treated with respect.
Published on 01/09/2014 by Claudette Dunn
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