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  • Update on Pregnancy in Home Dialysis Patients

    For women with CKD, pregnancy may be a goal, but their fertility window is limited and they may not have time to wait for a transplant. Pregnancy rates on dialysis are low, and the pregnancies are high risk—but this may be changing. Intensive HD that improve fertility and live birth rates, with longer gestation and higher birth weights are another option for women on dialysis who want children. Learn principles and practical management of dialysis pregnancies, as well as patient experiences.

    Read the abstract » | (added 2024-02-07)

    Tags: Pregnancy, Dialysis Pregnancies, Home Dialysis, Fertility, Live Birth Rates

  • Nephrology Fellows Not Ready for Home Dialysis

    Even nephrology fellows attending home dialysis conferences did not feel prepared to care for PD or home HD patients, finds a small study. Of 110 attendees, 76 (66%) completed a survey about their confidence with regard to management of home dialysis. Most were “moderately” confident about PD principles—though just 11% had seen a PD catheter insertion, and only 3% had initiated a patient on urgent start PD. Most had “low” confidence in their ability to manage home hemodialysis.

    Read the abstract » | (added 2020-12-10)

    Tags: Education, Home Dialysis, Nephrology Fellowship