Person-Centered Approach to Deciding on Long-Term Dialysis

  Denise Eilers Correspondence: Denise Eilers, 2709 Middle Road, Davenport, IA 52803. Email: GeneDeEi@aol.comI appreciate the opportunity to offer comments on “Characterizing approaches to dialysis decision-making with older adults” by Ladin et al.(1). My thoughts reflect a somewhat unique perspective on the basis of my dual roles as a registered nurse and a former home […]

Dialysis Patient-Centeredness and Precision Medicine: Focus on Incremental Home Hemodialysis and Preserving Residual Kidney Function

Summary: An exponential interest in incremental transition to dialysis recently has emerged in lieu of outright three times/wk hemodialysis initiation as the standard of care. Incremental dialysis is consistent with precision medicine, given individualized dialysis dose adjustment based on patient’s dynamic needs, leading to reduced patient suffering from longer or more frequent dialysis treatments and […]

Home Dialyzors United Elects Nichole Jefferson President

For Immediate Release August 1, 2018  Contact: Nichole Jefferson, President Phone: 469.531.3344 Email: Nichole Jefferson, a native of Dallas, Texas, currently resides in West Des Moines, Iowa. When diagnosed with end-stage renal disease in 2003, not only was she unaware of what it meant, she had no idea she was at high-risk for developing […]

Home Dialyzors United Attends Meeting with Secretary Azar at HHS Headquarters.

For Immediate Release May 29, 2018 Contact: Denise Eilers, President Home Dialyzors United Phone: 563-508-4883 Email: Home Dialyzors United Attends Meeting with Secretary Azar at HHS Headquarters. Davenport, IA. Home Dialyzors United (HDU) On May 16, 2018 HDU Board President Denise Eilers and member Nichole Jefferson were invited as part of the Kidney Health […]

Putting patients at the center of KidneyX

from the Blog published on May 16, 2018  By: Bruce D. Greenstein, HHS Chief Technology Officer Summary:  HHS and the ASN created KidneyX for the development of drugs, devices and digital health tools for diagnostics and treatment of kidney disease. Dialysis patients typically spend 12 hours a week attached to a machine. I saw this […]

Kidney Innovation Accelerator (KidneyX) from ASN

ASN and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Sign MOU to Launch Kidney Innovation Accelerator In order to spur the development and commercialization of innovative technologies and therapeutics in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of kidney diseases, ASN has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with HHS to establish the Kidney Innovation Accelerator (KidneyX). More than […]

New Advisory Board

INSPIRING, INFORMING, AND ADVOCATING FOR AN EXTRAORDINARY QUALITY OF LIFE FOR THE HOME DIALYSIS COMMUNITY For Immediate Release February 13, 2018 Contact: Denise Eilers, RN, BSN, President, Home Dialyzors United Email: The next several years promise to be exciting ones for HDU as we strive to develop a significant impact on the ESRD communities we […]

Kidney Innovation Accelerator

article from President’s Column: Kidney Innovation Accelerator By Mark D. Okusa, MD, FASN Dr. Mark D. Okusa is the ASN President and the John C. Buchanan Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Director of the Center for Immunity, Inflammation, and Regenerative Medicine, and Chief of Nephrology at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. In 2010, about […]

HDU Submits Comments to MAC’s and CMS

INSPIRING, INFORMING, AND ADVOCATING FOR AN EXTRAORDINARY QUALITY OF LIFE FOR THE HOME DIALYSIS COMMUNITY December 14, 2017 ATTN: CGS Medicare Administrative Contractor Dear Sir, On behalf of the Board of Directors of Home Dialyzors United (HDU), we thank you for the opportunity to provide comments on the proposed policy changes recently published by the […]