Patient Survival Better with HHD than PD

From  Renal and Urology News Jody A. Charnow, Editor June 15, 2015 Home hemodialysis (HHD) is associated with better patient survival than peritoneal dialysis (PD), a new study suggests. The study included 11,416 patients on incident home dialysis at 90 days after initiating renal replacement therapy (RRT).The group included 10,710 patients on PD (median age […]

Data shows significant water conservation possible with NxStage

June 3, 2015 Home Hemodialysis With NxStage System One Can Save California 221 Million Gallons of Water Annually Data shows significant water conservation possible with NxStage’s small, portable, easy-to-use home hemodialysis machine LAWRENCE, Mass., June 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — NxStage Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTM), a leading manufacturer of dialysis products, today announced data that home hemodialysis can […]

Top 15 Healthy Foods for People with Kidney Disease

Top 15 Healthy Foods for People with Kidney Disease By DaVita® renal dietitian, Sara Colman, RD, CSR, CDE Researchers are discovering more and more links between chronic diseases, inflammation and “super foods” that may prevent or protect against undesirable fatty acid oxidation, a condition that occurs when the oxygen in your body reacts with fats […]

Americans are Kidney Clueless

New York, NY – Half of Americans do not fully understand what their kidneys do, or the signs and symptoms of kidney disease, according to new research released by the National Kidney Foundation. The survey, conducted by BAV Consulting Market Research, posed basic kidney questions to more than 1,000 U.S. adults. Researchers found that only […]

Patient Mortality Study Optimistic in Favor of Home Hemo

In short, home hemodialysis showed a 49% reduction in mortality between 1998-2002. Temporal Changes in Mortality Risk by Dialysis Modality in the Australian and New Zealand Dialysis Population Mark R. Marshall, MBChB, MPH(Hons), FRACPcorrespondenceemail, Kevan R. Polkinghorne, BHB, MBChB, MClinEpi, PhD, FRACP, Peter G. Kerr, MBBS(Hons), PhD, FRACP, John W.M. Agar, MBBS, FRCP(Lond), FRACP, Carmel […]

NNI Reports on the Nipro Needle Issue

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 […]

HDU Comments to CMS on Conditions for Coverage

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 […]

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HDU Annual Conference “Our Day, Our Way” September 18-20, 2015 Indianapolis, 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

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(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 […]