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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Impact of weekday on blood test results
The more continuous dialysis you get, the more Beta-2m is removed from the body and the lower the level would go. But unfortunately, many of us don't keep that in mind.
Published on 07/20/2023 by Kamal Shah
Why Do Doctors Hate Bathtubs?
I have had kidney disease since I was 21 years old, and at every stage of my illness, some doctor has explained why I could not take bubble baths.
Published on 07/13/2023 by Fabio’s Mom
“The Flip”—Helping Patients Switch from PD to HHD
In this post, I have tried to be concise about how we can keep more patients independent, and at home if PD and HHD programs were more closely interconnected.
Published on 07/06/2023 by Jennifer Ravert, RN
Why I Became My Own Dialysis expert
I feel like I became my own expert out of need rather than choice.
Published on 06/29/2023 by Henning Sondergaard
Why I Think “I prefer to Dialyse in Unit – in Case Anything Goes Wrong” is a Fallacy that Needs Addressing
I’ve been on dialysis for 6 years now; the first year on peritoneal dialysis (PD), then 8 months in my local hospital (in the UK) doing hemodialysis (HD) and the rest on home hemodialysis (HHD).
Published on 06/22/2023 by Stephen Hewitt
Muscle Stiffness in Dialysis Patients - Tips to Prevent and Overcome
One problem I face a lot which hampers my quality of life is muscle stiffness. This prevents me from doing a lot of things and also results in pain from time to time.
Published on 06/15/2023 by Kamal Shah
About Kidney Disease, Defiance, Compliance, and Humor
Having now had kidney disease, and multiple different complications and learning from it, I have found that there are things that only “patients” learn about doctors, and the medical system.
Published on 06/08/2023 by Fabio’s Mom
Finding the Home Dialysis Needle (Resource) in the Internet Haystack
I use many of the websites I’ve listed to regularly respond to questions from social workers
Published on 06/01/2023 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
Live Life Courageously: Starting Home HD at 72
Throughout my life on dialysis, I have maintained a positive attitude about life, with the outlook of living each day to the fullest.
Published on 05/18/2023 by James Manning
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