Living Well with Home Treatments
A Marathon Achievement for Maddy Warren
After 20 years on dialysis, Maddy—who does nocturnal home hemodialysis and works as a business consultant—ran the London Marathon in April! In addition to running, she also enjoys skydiving, mountain climbing, and horseback riding.
Watch Teddy Fletcher’s Mom Set Up his PD Machine
Baby Teddy gets 9 hours of PD each day, and his mom, Leigh, shows us how it’s done.
Beating the Odds with Nocturnal In-center HD
Throughout 93 operations, two transplants, and 22 years on dialysis, 41-year old Brian—who works at his own dialysis clinic—has been an inspiration. “I’m shooting for 100 – then I can go for a full body transplant,” he jokes.
Home HD Keeps Lucille Going
Lucille, is one of the world’s longest dialysis patients, with 40 years of continuous treatments (a transplant did not succeed). These days, she spends 2.5 hours on dialysis five days a week, supports her husband’s business, and dotes on her five grandchildren.
What to Expect when Expecting—On Dialysis
Pregnancy and a healthy baby ARE possible on dialysis—with enough treatment. Read Clementine’s and Yvonne’s stories for two examples of how this can work.
Standard In-center HD is Not Work-friendly
Is it possible to help people with kidney failure keep their jobs? Perhaps if we reach out before dialysis starts—and consider the nature of the dialysis most people receive in the U.S…
Sleeping Sedatives and PD Mortality: Sweet Dreams
Survival among 46 CAPD patients who used benzodiazepines or zolpidem to help sleep was just as good as in 100 patients who did not use these drugs.
More Hours of Dialysis Boost Survival
Survival of patients who receive intensive home hemodialysis (IHHD) is similar to those who have a deceased-donor kidney transplant! Read the story.
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Winnipeg, Canada Expands Innovative PD Program
If you are a good candidate for PD, but need help to do the exchanges, Winnipeg would be a good place to live. The province’s “Peritoneal Dialysis Community Care Program” sends a nurse into people’s home each night to connect them to a PD cycler. “I am now free to do anything I want during the day,” said one happy customer.