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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Seven Ways to Know When Dialysis is Optimal (Not Just "Adequate")
If you have been reading our blog (and if not, you may want to go back and peek!), you'll see that we are not fans of Kt/V urea as a measure of dialysis "adequacy."
Published on 04/11/2014 by Dori Schatell, MS, Executive Director, Medical Education Institute
How Close Are We to Wearable Dialysis?
The concept of a wearable artificial kidney (WAK) is very good and promising work.
Published on 04/04/2014 by Dr. John Agar
Rehabilitation Centers and PD: Building Community Partnerships
Almost immediately after accepting a part-time position in a home dialysis program at the University of Colorado Hospital, I discovered a service gap in the community that was affecting the care of our patients.
Published on 03/27/2014 by Megan R Prescott, LCSW, NSW-C
Acknowledge Your Social Worker: March Is Social Work Month!
How much do you know about social workers and what they do?
Published on 03/20/2014 by Beth Witten, MSW, ACSW, LSCSW
Don’t Flog the Fistulas: Slow Hemodialysis Blood Flow!
The use of excessively high blood flow rates (read "pump speed") during dialysis-flow rates of upwards of 350 ml/minute-appears to be a US-only phenomenon (read "tragedy").
Published on 03/14/2014 by Dr. John Agar