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Home Dialysis

Research, business, and treatment trends for a growing dialysis modality

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Trends in home dialysis

Recipe for a successful PD program needs the right ingredients

June 25, 2014

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


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MEI releases 2.0 version of aid to help match dialysis options with CKD patients

June 10, 2014

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.


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Baxter presents efficacy, safety data of high-dose hemodialysis system at ERA-EDTA Congress

June 3, 2014

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

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Dutch Kidney Foundation joins AWAK, Debiotech in developing smaller home hemodialysis machine

May 27, 2014

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


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Study finds kidney transplant offers longer survival compared to intensive dialysis

May 22, 2014

Transplantation was linked with better treatment success and longer survival, but more early hospitalizations


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Peritoneal dialysis researchers get funding for first project

May 9, 2014

A research group formed by the North American chapter of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis has landed funding for its first project.


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Home Dialyzors United seeks new members for board of directors, committees

April 17, 2014

Home Dialyzors United is expanding its board of director and committee leadership


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Home hemodialysis advocate Kathe LeBeau dies

March 19, 2014

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

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Would regionalizing training increase the presence of home hemodialysis in the US?

February 26, 2014

Experience in the United States and elsewhere has shown that a successful home hemodialysis program requires dedicated nurses and other staff


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In Australia, the government buys into home dialysis

February 13, 2014

One Australian clinic has 66% of its patients at home, primarily on home hemodialysis. What's the incentive? A 50% recommended target by the government for patients on home therapy, and bonuses if you hit it


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