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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The Doctor, Dialysis, and the Internet
The moment after you tell your patient that he or she has CKD3-5 and dialysis is approaching, his or her brain will click to instant neutral and little else of what you say will be heard, even if you are a skilled communicator.
Published on 2013-10-24 21:25:28 by John Agar, Dr, Nephrologist, Geelong Hospital Barwon Health
Billing for Traveling Home Dialysis Patients
Ease of travel can be a major benefit for patients who choose PD or do home HD with a portable machine. But, how do you handle billing for a home patient who wants to hit the road-for months at a time?
Published on 2013-10-17 18:38:52 by Beth Witten, MSW, ACSW, LSCSW
Thank You, Terry Oberley!
Expecting the best is also a useful strategy in the world of nephrology - and Terry Oberley taught me that.
Published on 2013-10-09 18:43:31 by Dori Schatell, MS, Executive Director, Medical Education Institute
We Need National GOALS for Home Dialysis!
You know what we don't have in the US? Goals for the numbers of folks on dialysis who do home treatments.
Published on 2013-10-03 15:54:24 by Dori Schatell, MS, Executive Director, Medical Education Institute
High Flux or Low Flux?
Apart from being more expensive-in India, I pay out of pocket-can there be 'too much' solute removal ... like with phosphorus? With nocturnal dialysis, do high flux dialysers offer a benefit from additional removal of middle molecules and other solutes?
Published on 2013-09-27 16:38:15 by John Agar, Dr, Nephrologist, Geelong Hospital Barwon Health