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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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
Better Dialysis is REAL Renal Rehab
For almost a decade the Medical Education Institute (MEI) had focused on the Life Options "Five E's" (Encouragement, Education, Exercise, Employment, and Evaluation)
Published on 2013-09-19 19:24:32 by Dori Schatell, MS, Executive Director, Medical Education Institute
Promoting Dialysis Patient Exercise: Just Do It (to Avoid Losing It)
When physical functioning declines, patients can no longer do things they need and want do. When they can no longer do things they need and want to do, they become more dependent.
Published on 2013-09-12 18:17:28 by Beth Witten, MSW, ACSW, LSCSW