Journal Watch - Modality
KDIGO Controversies: Dialysis Start and Modality Choice
A January 2018 Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) Controversies Conference addressed significant variations between countries in dialysis start, patient preparation, and modality mix. Happily, attendees supported individualized care that incorporates patient goals and preferences (within quality and safety parameters), and the need to avoid a one-size-fits-all approach.
Read the abstract » | (added 05/15/2019)
Clues to Home HD Retention
Why do people drop out of home HD? A new interview study of 15 current and 10 former patients sheds some light. The study identified five themes, each with a positive and a negative aspect: degree of independence, support, technical aspects, home environment, and attitudes and expectations.
Read the abstract » | (added 03/12/2019)