The rise and fall of Kt/V

The rise and fall of Kt/V: lessons of evidence for dialysis nursing Paul N Bennett & Johan Rosman July 2015 An increasing number of recent presentations and publications by the international nephrology community have questioned the value of Kt/V as a marker of dialysis adequacy. Why did Kt/V rise to become so dominant in the dialysis […]

HDU Comments to CMS on Dialysis in the LTC Setting

September 15, 2015   Mr. Andrew Slavitt Acting Administrator Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Department of Health & Human Services Attention: CMS-3260-P P.O. Box 8010 Baltimore, Maryland 21244 Re: CMS-3260-P: Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Reform of Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities Dear Acting Administrator Slavitt: Home Dialyzors United (HDU) appreciates the opportunity to provide […]

RenalWeb Comments on U.S. Dialysis Care

Why U.S. Dialysis Care Has Been Stagnant – and – Why Patients Have Not Been Heard by Gary Peterson, 9/14/2015 (Last edited: (9/14, 9:99 AM ET) Those wishing to comment can post on the FixDialysis blog. Summary:   After creating the foundation for successful chronic dialysis care in the 1960s, the U.S. fell behind other first-world […]

New Study Says EPO Injection is Best!

Association of Erythropoietin Dose and Route of Administration with Clinical Outcomes for Patients on Hemodialysis in the United States Abstract Background and objectives Recombinant human erythropoietin (epoetin) is used routinely to increase blood hemoglobin levels in patients with ESRD and anemia. Although lower doses of epoetin are required to achieve equivalent hemoglobin responses when administered […]

HDU is Working for You…on The Hill

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE until September 10, 2015 – 9:00 AM (EDT) Contact: Denise Eilers, President, Home Dialyzors United, 563-322-3659, KIDNEY COMMUNITY UNITES TO URGE LAWMAKERS TO ADVANCE AND PROTECT KIDNEY HEALTH 16 kidney organizations champion legislation to increase research funding and reduce barriers to living kidney donation Highlights Home Dialyzors United is one of 16 […]

Home Hemo Study Results in Good News!

September 01, 2015 Death Risk Lower with Home Hemodialysis than Peritoneal Dialysis Daily home hemodialysis also decreases likelihood of hospitalization and technique failure. Daily home hemodialysis (HHD) is associated with lower risks of mortality, hospitalization, and technique failure than peritoneal dialysis (PD), according to researchers. Among patients who started home dialysis shortly after onset of […]

Press Release: HDU urges CMS to increase payments for home hemo training

Home Dialyzors United (HDU) today urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to increase payments for home hemodialysis training and to include measures that apply to dialysis center services to home dialysis patients. Although numerous studies have found that patients who use home dialysis, and particularly home hemodialysis, have better outcomes, and a […]

HDU Submits Comments to CMS 2015

August 24, 2015   Mr. Andy Slavitt Acting Administrator Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS-1628-P P.O. Box 8010 Baltimore, Maryland 21244-8010   Re: CMS-1628-P—Medicare Program; End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System, and Quality Incentive Program Dear Acting Administrator Slavitt: On behalf of Home Dialyzors United (HDU), we […]