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 […]

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 […]