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Medicare Can Start Sooner with Home Training
Some dialysis staff—including social workers—believe the Medicare’s effective date is the first day of the month home training starts. That’s not the case.
Published on 2015-05-14 22:14:33 by Beth Witten, MSW, ACSW, LSCSW
Introducing the NEW Partner Agreement on Tasks for Home Dialysis (PATH-D) Tools—Comments Welcome!
Home dialysis of any type is a challenge for consumers and partners in part because when you start to even think about something new, you don’t know what you don’t know.
Published on 2015-05-07 19:16:14 by Dori Schatell, MS, Executive Director, Medical Education Institute
Vitamin K2: A little known nutrient with big potential benefits for CKD
While vitamin K2 is being established as a critically important nutrient for people with CKD, it also shows great promise in mitigating the potential organ damage associated with HD, namely organ stunning.
Published on 2015-04-30 18:30:42 by Kate Rhéaume-Bleue
A Sad Direction in Home Dialysis Research: The FHN 2 Nocturnal Survival Analysis
The true bête noir here is not the research itself, nor the researchers, but the relatively recent and often quite unrealistic “requirement” of funders, payers, and legislators to slavishly demand—and only act upon—the outcomes of RCTs.
Published on 2015-04-23 17:24:06 by John Agar, Dr, Nephrologist, Geelong Hospital Barwon Health
Absurd! EPOCH-RRT Study “Decision Aid” Won’t Include Home Hemodialysis
In the last 24 hours, the faith I have always had that somewhere, somehow, in the immense firmament of dialysis, I might be able to make a small difference, has been hit by not just one, but two uppercuts.
Published on 2015-04-16 17:48:28 by John Agar, Dr, Nephrologist, Geelong Hospital Barwon Health