Blog Post on Home Dialysis Central by Beth Witten on Self-Cannulation: A Patient Right…

Self-Cannulation: A Patient Right And CMS Expectation For Interested And Trained Patients This blog post was made by Beth Witten, MSW, ACSW, LSCSW on July 20th, 2017. I recently heard through the grapevine that some dialysis clinics do not allow patients to cannulate their own vascular accesses. I thought I’d share some arguments in support of patients being […]

BLOG POST ON HOME DIALYSIS CENTRAL “INFECTION IN HOME HAEMODIALYSIS – IT CAN BE SNEAKY!” BY DR. JOHN AGAR

Infection In Home Haemodialysis – It Can Be Sneaky! This blog post was made by Dr. John Agar on July 13th, 2017. Home haemodialysis (HD) permits both longer and more frequent dialysis and, as has often been discussed here and in the literature, offers the most efficient, effective and symptom-free dialysis of all HD modalities. But, there is a […]

Home Dialysis Central (HDC) Article ACT NOW TO PROTECT HEALTHCARE FOR AMERICANS WITH KIDNEY DISEASE! by Dr. Teri Browne

Act Now To Protect Healthcare For Americans With Kidney Disease! This blog post was made by Dr. Teri Browne on June 27th, 2017. Major health care reform in the U.S. right now could affect YOU. In fact, the Senate may vote as early as this week on its “Better Care Reconciliation Act” (BCRA). The BCRA would replace the Affordable Care Act […]

Voice Your Concerns

While we do not want to become political on the HDU website, we feel that it is critical that everyone understand how the new AHCA, recently passed by the House, will impact ESRD, dialysis and transplant patients. I urge you to read this NKF summary and contact your Representatives to voice your opinion. As we […]

2016 TOP TEN

    The ABCs of HDU: ADVOCACY, BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE, and COMMUNICATING OUR MESSAGE   As 2016 comes to a close, it seems only appropriate to summarize the accomplishments of HDU, and develop a new plan for 2017: ADVOCACY Met with key people and commented on documents at CMS, GAO, PCORI, The Alliance for […]

Nephrology News & Issues (NN&I) Article Many ESRD patients lack advance directives near the end of life

Many ESRD patients lack advance directives near the end of life Among nursing home residents in the last year of life, patients with kidney failure were less likely to have advance directives that put limitations on treatments and designated surrogate decision makers compared with other nursing home residents with serious illnesses NN&I STAFF — JANUARY […]

Nephrology News & Issues (NN&I) Bill introduced in Senate would expand telehealth options for home dialysis patients by Rebecca Zumoff

POLICY & POLITICS Bill introduced in Senate would expand telehealth options for home dialysis patients REBECCA ZUMOFF — DECEMBER 19, 2016 Getty Images/iStockphoto/ThinkStock Senate Finance Committee Chair Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, introduced the Creating High-Quality Results and Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic (CHRONIC) Care Act of 2016 (S. 3504) on Dec. 6, which includes a section […]

Home Dialysis Central (HDC) Drive-Through Dialysis by Nieltje Gedney (blog post for Home Dialysis Central)

HOME DIALYSIS CENTRAL Drive-Through Dialysis This blog post was made by Nieltje Gedney on December 15th, 2016. I am angry. I am angry at myself for taking the path of least resistance and allowing myself to be a victim of sub-optimal dialysis treatment for the past year. I succumbed to the fear of reprisal by […]