The home dialysis patient advocacy group Home Dialyzors United is calling on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to update its payment policy to include full reimbursement for home hemodialysis training as part of the final rule for 2015
After a long drought in growth and scant activity among its faithful, peritoneal dialysis is starting to come into its own as a viable treatment modality for dialysis
The Medical Education Institute has released a 2.0 version of its web-based decision aid to help people with chronic kidney disease choose which type of dialysis will be the best fit for their lifestyles and health values.
Results from two studies conducted in a clinical setting showed acceptable clearance of uremic toxins and an overall safety profile similar to that associated with conventional hemodialysis devices
Debiotech of Switzerland, AWAK of Singapore, and Neokidney Development, an initiative of the Dutch Kidney Foundation, have signed a joint venture agreement to develop a miniaturized home hemodialysis machine
Transplantation was linked with better treatment success and longer survival, but more early hospitalizations
A research group formed by the North American chapter of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis has landed funding for its first project.
Home Dialyzors United is expanding its board of director and committee leadership
Kathe LeBeau, 55, a home hemodialysis patient from Latham, N.Y. who has campaigned on Capitol Hill and among patient and professional organizations to push for more home dialysis, died Monday night from complications due to a pulmonary embolism
Experience in the United States and elsewhere has shown that a successful home hemodialysis program requires dedicated nurses and other staff