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From Nephrology to “Healthcare”: Reflections on Attending the IHI Meeting
Chronic disease is an enormous healthcare problem—but, as far as I can tell, it is largely ignored by IHI, despite the “health of populations” part of the triple aim.
Published on 12/11/2014 by Dori Schatell, MS, Executive Director, Medical Education Institute
"Now that I’m settled into the routine of home hemo treatments, I can take a moment to reflect on what it was like to do dialysis in-center."
Published on 12/04/2014 by Nieltje Gedney
While the treatment for end-stage kidney disease (CKD5) is kidney transplantation or dialysis, by the time patients reach CKD5 , the degree of cardiovascular damage is so great that less than ¼ remain medically suitable for transplantation.
Published on 11/20/2014 by Dr. John Agar
Slow FDA Response is Hurting Nocturnal Home HD
The NxStage System One, Fresenius 2008K@home, and other machines have received FDA-approval for home use—but no machine has yet been approved specifically for nocturnal home HD.
Published on 11/13/2014 by Dori Schatell, MS, Executive Director, Medical Education Institute
Rethinking AVF Needling Techniques - (Make both “pointy ends” face towards the heart!)
More than a decade ago, Zyblut Twardowski asked me if I would be prepared to challenge the audience on the myths and legends surrounding needling techniques for native arteriovenous fistulae (AVF).
Published on 11/06/2014 by Dr. John Agar