STAT article First human-pig chimera created, sparking hopes for transplantable organs — and debate by Sharon Begley

 by Sharon Begley January 26, 2017 Pig embryos that had been injected with human stem cells when they were only a few days old began to grow organs containing human cells, scientists reported on Thursday, an advance that promises — or threatens — to bring closer the routine production of creatures that are part human and […]

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 […]

New Data Demonstrates Significant Advantage in Mortality, Hospitalization, and Patient Dropout with NxStage Home Hemodialysis when Compared with Peritoneal Dialysis

(PR Newswire)     NxStage® Medical, Inc. today announced that a new study conducted by the Chronic Disease Research Group (CDRG) will be presented orally and in a poster session at the American Society of Nephrology’s Kidney Week 2014, November 11 – 16 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by Eric Weinhandl, MS, PhD candidate, and epidemiologist at the CDRG. […]

Come join us at the HDU conference and Meet-Up in Indianapolis Oct. 23-24th.

 HDU is proud to hold our 5th Annual Home Dialyzors United Meet-Up and Conference in conjunction with Indiana University Health, one of the largest home hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis programs in the count  Come meet fellow patients and learn from them. Come hear other dialysis patients along with some of the most knowledgeable dialysis professionals […]

HDU Comments on CMS-1614-P Medicare Program; End Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System and Quality Incentive Program

August 28, 2014 To:   Marilyn Tavenner, AdministratorCenters for Medicare & Medicaid ServicesDepartment of Health and Human ServicesWashington, DC 20201 Re: CMS-1614-P Medicare Program; End Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment Systemand Quality Incentive Program Dear Adminstrator Tavenner: On behalf of Home Dialyzors United (HDU), we are pleased to offer comments on the proposed rulescalendar year 2015 […]

HDU’s 2014 Indianapolis Conference Brochure and Registration

Event:    The Road Home —  Building a Successful Comprehensive Home Dialysis Program When:   October 23 and 24, 2014  (Special hotel rates available  for the 3 days before and 3 days after, so come early or stay later and have a vacation!) Where:   Indianapolis Marriott Downtown 350 West Maryland Street 2014_Symposium Brochure –Click Here   Important […]