The US Food & Drug Administration's Innovation Pathway 2.0 has chosen to help two artificial kidneys reach the market faster: the WAK (wearable artificial kidney) and the iRAD (above). Learn more about both here.
Showers really ARE linked with HD catheter infections
Results of a 6-month nursing study of 39 people with HD catheters found that those who took showers were more likely to get tunnel and bloodstream infections than those who took sponge baths. Read the summary.
Dialysis after work AND after dark at Rubin
Extended HD doesn't have to be done at home. Rubin Dialysis clinics in NY offer two different 7–8 hour shifts to better meet patients' needs-an afternoon shift and an evening shift. We hope other clinics will do the same! Read about how people feel on extended HD.
Home HD lets James Durant stay active
Age 27, James works full-time as an outpatient services liaison for a hospital, mentors inner-city college-bound kids, and is an enthusiastic football fan. Home HD with NxStage lets him fit all of this-and more-into his life. Read his story.