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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Interpreting eGFR (and Other) Blood Test Results in CKD
Seeing this has prompted me to write this post to try to correct the clear misconception that a change of a single point in an eGFR spells disaster…or, indeed, spells anything at all.
Published on 2019-07-11 19:32:04 by John Agar, Dr, Nephrologist, Geelong Hospital Barwon Health
Using Creativity to Banish Brain Fog
Brain fog, lethargy, low motivation—many of us have to deal with these following dialysis. But a blast of creativity can bring aid.
Published on 2019-07-02 21:28:30 by Anthony de Villiers
Not a Warrior: The Value of Embracing Chronic Kidney Disease
I learned many years ago when one door closes I turn my back to it in search of the next door.
Published on 2019-06-27 18:25:15 by Henning Sondergaard, Psychologist, Danish Kidney Association
View from the Chair: Taming Terrible Tape Troubles
With allergies to antiseptics, plastics, or adhesives, patients are at risk for infection, or even sepsis. Tape troubles may cause itching, burning, rash, blisters, bruising…pain:
Published on 2019-06-20 14:29:22 by Dori Schatell, MS, Executive Director, Medical Education Institute
It’s Time to Return to the Past and Make Home Dialysis the Standard of Care
In a recent Journal of Nephrology editorial (published online 19 March 2019) John Agar and colleagues recounted the history of dialysis:
Published on 2019-06-13 17:14:44 by Melville Hodge