Home Dialysis Central (HDC) Article by Beth Witten

Home Dialysis Central (HDC) blog post for HDC Proposed Legislation Expands Option For Home Clinic Visits By Telehealth This blog post was made by Beth Witten, MSW, ACSW, LSCSW on January 5th, 2017. What Is This Bill? On December 6, 2016, Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) introduced in the Senate S. 3504, the Creating High-Quality Results […]

Renal & Urology News Article Higher PTH Levels May Increase Risk of Dialyzor Clotting By Jody A Charnow

Jody A. Charnow, Editor January 03, 2017 Higher PTH Levels May Increase Risk of Dialyzer Clotting Each 100 pg/mL increase in parathyroid hormone was associated with 2-fold increased odds of clotting. CHICAGO—Parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels may affect the risk of dialyzer clotting, according to a study. Kyohei Ogawa, MD, of Ashikaga Red Cross Hospital in […]

Nephrology News & Issues (NN&I) Bill introduced in Senate would expand telehealth options for home dialysis patients by Rebecca Zumoff

POLICY & POLITICS Bill introduced in Senate would expand telehealth options for home dialysis patients REBECCA ZUMOFF — DECEMBER 19, 2016 Getty Images/iStockphoto/ThinkStock Senate Finance Committee Chair Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, introduced the Creating High-Quality Results and Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic (CHRONIC) Care Act of 2016 (S. 3504) on Dec. 6, which includes a section […]

Nephrology News & Issues (NN&I) article Monitoring and surveillance of the hemodialysis vascular access by Joan Arslanian

CLINICAL Monitoring and surveillance of the hemodialysis vascular access To maintain a dialysis patient’s access, patency depends on diagnostic accuracy and active and timely interventions JOAN ARSLANIAN, MS, MPA, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, CS, CNN — MARCH 19, 2015 The patient’s vascular access is often referred to as their “lifeline,” and without it, the life- sustaining […]

Renal Support Network (RSN) Kidney Talk Podcast “Choosing Hospice”

Renal Support Network KidneyTalk Podcast The opinions, recommendations, statements, and advice contained on KidneyTalk! are for information only. You should not use the information on this show to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without first consulting with a qualified healthcare provider. Please consult with your healthcare provider about any questions or concerns […]

Morning Consult “Power to the Insurers” by Hrant Jamgochian, J.D., LL.M.

Power to the Insurers Published on December 19, 2016 Hrant Jamgochian, J.D., LL.M. Executive Director at Dialysis Patient Citizens Hrant Jamgochian   |   December 19, 2016 After years spent fighting to defend and protect the Affordable Care Act, the Obama administration took action that violates the central tenets of its signature health care law. The about-face […]

Nephrology News & Issues (NN&I) article Transportation Requirements and dialysis care

Transportation requirements and dialysis care LISA HALL, MSSW, LICSW • RACHELLE DUBOSE CARUTHERS, LMSW, LSSGB • SALLY GORE, MSW, MBA, PMP —DECEMBER 16, 2016 Getty Images/iStockphoto/Daniel Mirer/ThinkStock More than half a million people in the U.S. live with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and require renal replacement therapy to sustain life. Approximately 90% of these patients […]

Home Dialysis Central (HDC) Drive-Through Dialysis by Nieltje Gedney (blog post for Home Dialysis Central)

HOME DIALYSIS CENTRAL Drive-Through Dialysis This blog post was made by Nieltje Gedney on December 15th, 2016. I am angry. I am angry at myself for taking the path of least resistance and allowing myself to be a victim of sub-optimal dialysis treatment for the past year. I succumbed to the fear of reprisal by […]