Clinical / Home Dialysis / Top News Stories Some home dialysis patients express concerns about safety of the Nipro buttonhole needles By Rebecca Zumoff MAY 14, 2015 No Comments PRINT / REPRINTS / SHARE ON FACEBOOKSHARE ON TWITTERSHARE ON LINKEDIN| MORE After receiving several complaints form home hemodialysis patients about difficulty […]
May 5, 2015 Nieltje Gedney, Executive Board Home Dialyzors United Re: Draft Letter to FDA re Issues With NIPRO Needles Dear Nieltje Gedney, This letter is in response to the draft letter to FDA re Issues with NIPRO Needles. You have stated in this letter that the FDA should revoke our substantial equivalence […]
This blog post was made by Dr. John Agar on April 16th, 2015 and published on Home Dialysis Central Do you have days when you get an overwhelming feeling of, “why do I bother?” I think we all do, from time to time, and today is one such day. In the last 24 hours, […]
March 31, 2015 John Thomas Director, Clinical Standards Group (CSG) Center for Clinical Standards and Quality Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services 7500 Security Boulevard Baltimore, MD 21244 Dear Mr. Thomas: Home Dialyzors United (HDU) appreciates the opportunity to provide comments on the Conditions for Coverage (CfC) for […]
HDU Annual Conference “Our Day, Our Way” September 18-20, 2015 Indiana, IN Keep Watching for Details and Registration AND AAKP National Patent Meeting “Spotlighting Kidney Health” Sept 25-27, 2015 Nashville TN .Click here for more information and registration. Come to one or come to all!
Home Dialyzors United Opens Discussions with EPOCH-RRT PI Francesca Tentori With a Call on Home Hemodialysis Day
(HDU Press Release) Memphis, TN—Home Dialyzors United (HDU) reached out to Dr. Francesca Tentori, the Primary Investigator of the “Empowering Patients on Choices for Renal Replacement Therapy” (EPOCH-RRT) study, in a call on March 19th, National Home Hemodialysis Day. We expressed our concerns about the omission of home hemodialysis in their upcoming study and decision […]
(Health News) Ingredient in Drugs For Dialysis Patients Linked to Side Effects, Rutgers Study Finds High levels of phosphorus can weaken bones, cause heart problems and lead to other health problems A Rutgers research project that began as a “shot in the dark” has yielded results that could help many dialysis patients avoid dangerous […]
(Renal & Urology News) Daily home hemodialysis (DHD) is associated with fewer hospital admissions and a lower risk of modality failure than peritoneal dialysis (PD), according to a new study. DHD patients spent fewer days in the hospital. The study is the first to address the comparative clinical effectiveness of DHD compared with PD, investigators […]
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The film Life On The Bridge, a personal documentary, takes you through that fear and the belief that life is over. No matter what the obstacle, the potential of will is always there and it is within our power to create joy in life. That realization took a lot of learning and growing on my […]
(Home Dialysis Central) By Dori Schatell Dr. Chris McIntyre, newly moved from the UK to the shining dialysis beacon of London Ontario, Canada, became one of my favorite people on earth during his keynote address at the recent Annual Dialysis Conference (ADC)—and we’ve never even met! In case you don’t know him either, the ADC […]
(RenalWeb) The Clinical Standards Group (CSG) in the CMS Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ) is responsible for developing, updating and overseeing the CMS regulations on the Conditions for Coverage (CfCs) for ESRD facilities. These particular regulations were last revised in 2008 (116-page pdf); therefore, CSG is asking the ESRD community to review the current […]
(CNN Money) NxStage’s Wakefield and Norwood Kidney Care Centers offer patients flexible dialysis therapy options, including Home Nocturnal Hemodialysis with the NxStage System – NxStage® Kidney Care, Inc., a subsidiary of NxStage Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTM), today announced the opening of two dialysis centers in the suburbs of Boston, Massachusetts. Conveniently located in Wakefield and Norwood, […]
(JAMA Patient Page) By Amy E. Thompson, MD. Advance directives help your family and your doctors respect your health care wishes. WHAT ARE ADVANCE DIRECTIVES? Advance directives are written instructions that you prepare to help guide your medical care. They apply in certain situations, such as if you are terminally ill or severely injured. […]
(St. Louis Post Dispatch) By Henry Jackson. Bradley Payne, 40, of Manchester, knew from a young age that his kidneys were going to fail. So he took it in stride. At 3 years old, he was diagnosed with posterior urethral valve disorder, which causes urine to back up into the kidneys, damaging, then destroying them. […]
(The Siasat Daily) Aiming to boost the morale of patients, dialysis chain NephroPlus will organise a sporting event ‘Dialysis Olympiad’ for dialysis patients here. The unique sporting event will be held at Kotla Vijaya Bhaskar Reddy Stadium on February 15, Founder and CEO of NephroPlus, Vikram Vuppala, said today. “We believe that dialysis should be […]
(British Medical Journal) Editorial by Tessa Richards,. We must harness the energy, insight and expertise of patients, carers, and the communities that support them to help drive change Patient centred care is central to the mission of healthcare, yet traditionally neither patients nor the public have had the power to shape the services they use […]
FDA Recall of Baxter HomeChoice/HomeChoice Pro Automated Personal Cycler, for Automated Peritoneal Dialysis.
The produc codes involved are 5C8310, 5C8310R, R5C8320, and 5C4474. The reason for the recall is the keypad buttons on HomeChoice devices may be activated without the operator pressing them. Click here to see the FDA report.
(Nephrology News & Issues) By Mark E. Neumann Home is a comfort zone for many of us. You can put your feet up, relax, enjoy family, and forget about what you do 9-5 each day. What about self-care for a chronic illness in that environment? Do you want that to be part of your home […]
(Nephrology News & Issues)By Mark E. Neumann NEW ORLEANS – When big events occur in home dialysis, you need to celebrate—particularly in the United States, where home dialysis represents less than 12% of the total dialysis patient population. The Annual Dialysis Conference, held here this past week, had some significant announcements for those interested […]
(Renal &Urology News) Certain thermal processing methods for foods can reduce their phosphorus levels significantly without affecting protein content, which could help dialysis patients control their phosphorus levels while maintaining proper nutrition, according to a recent study. These methods include boiling in water and stewing in oil containing some water, researchers in Croatia reported online […]
(Kaiser Health News) By Jordan Rau Medicare is giving bonuses to a majority of hospitals that it graded on quality, but many of those rewards will be wiped out by penalties the government has issued for other shortcomings, federal data show. As required by the 2010 health law, the government is taking performance into […]