Home Dialysis Central (HDC) blog post on “An Obituary for Baxter’s Vivia Home HD Machine by Dr. John Agar

An Obituary For Baxter’s Vivia Home HD Machine This blog post was made by Dr. John Agar on September 8th, 2016. (Vivia…from vivere: to live) A month or two ago, I listened with more than a tinge of sadness as the new CEO at Baxter Healthcare in Illinois announced and sought to explain withdrawal of […]

Nephrology News & Issues (NN&I) article What’s in a name? A technician’s perspective

KIDNEY CARE COMMUNITY What’s in a name? A technician’s perspective Mention the term “patient care technician” outside the dialysis community and a variety of roles and definition will be given. DANILO B. CONCEPCION, CBNT, CCHT-A — SEPTEMBER 1, 2016 Getty Images/iStockphoto/ThinkStock Venture beyond the dialysis environment and the role of physicians, dietitians and social worker […]

Nephrology News & Issues (NN&I) Home Dialysis “Every other day nocturnal Home Hemodialysis: An alternative approach to reduce burden”

HOME DIALYSIS Every other day nocturnal home hemodialysis: An alternative approach to reduce burden MORE FREQUENT DIALYSIS HAS BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH A NUMBER OF CLINICAL, CARDIOVASCULAR, AND HEALTH-RELATED QUALITY OF LIFE BENEFITS. BUT DAILY THERAPY OFTEN RESULTS IN A BURDEN FOR PATIENTS AND CARE PARTNERS. BRIGITTE SCHILLER, MD • SHEILA DOSS-MCQUITTY, MBA, RN, CNN • […]

For Immediate Release: Shuvo Roy to Speak at Awards Luncheon!

For Immediate Release May 18, 2015                                                       Contact: Nieltje Gedney, Vice President, Home Dialyzors United Phone:  304-279-3192 Email:  ngedney@homedialyzorsunited.org Home Dialyzors United Announces 2016 Award Winners Shepherdstown, WV. Shepherdstown, WV.   Home Dialyzors United (HDU) is delighted to announce the winner’s of its 2016 awards. The awards will be presented at an Awards Luncheon, which will be […]

HDU Comments on 2017 CMS ESRD Proposed Rule

August 23, 2016 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-1651-P—CMS Proposed Updates to Policies and Payment Rates for ESRD PPS, QIP, Coverage and Payment for Acute Kidney Injury, DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program and Fee […]

NN&I Urea Buildup in Kidney Disease Patients may cause Diabetes

CLINICALDIABETES Urea buildup in kidney disease patients may cause diabetes REBECCA ZUMOFF — AUGUST 17, 2016 iStockphoto A team from the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) has discovered a novel link between chronic kidney disease and diabetes. The researchers highlighted the surprisingly toxic role of urea, a nitrogenous waste product normally filtered by […]

NN&I An Inside Look at Telemedicine for Home Dialysis

HOME DIALYSIS An inside look at the UAB home dialysis telemedicine pilot REBECCA ZUMOFF — AUGUST 11, 2016 Getty Images/Hemera/ThinkStock The University of Alabama at Birmingham Medicine’s Red Mountain Home Dialysis Training Unit is piloting a three-year telemedicine trial for peritoneal dialysis patients, funded by a $180,000 grant from Baxter International. Forty patients speak with […]