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 […]

File A DOT Complaint RE: Air Travel With A Dialysis Machine

Airline Service Complaints and Comments Other than safety or security issues, complaints and comments about airline and air ambulance operator service may be registered with DOT’s Aviation Consumer Protection Division (ACPD). You can call, write or use our web form. You may call the ACPD 24 hours a day at 202-366-2220 (TTY 202-366-0511) to record […]

NN&I Article on Closing the Information gap

CLINICAL Closing the information gap: Health information exchange in dialysis Sharing clinical information through a health information exchange (HIE) offers a systems-minded solution to overcome the information gap between outpatient dialysis providers and hospitals. AMBER PAULUS, BSN, RN, CPHQ AND NANCY ARMISTEAD, MPA — JULY 26, 2017 Abstract Patients with end-stage renal disease  need frequent, ongoing dialysis […]

Blog Post on Home Dialysis Central by Beth Witten on Self-Cannulation: A Patient Right…

Self-Cannulation: A Patient Right And CMS Expectation For Interested And Trained Patients This blog post was made by Beth Witten, MSW, ACSW, LSCSW on July 20th, 2017. I recently heard through the grapevine that some dialysis clinics do not allow patients to cannulate their own vascular accesses. I thought I’d share some arguments in support of patients being […]


Infection In Home Haemodialysis – It Can Be Sneaky! This blog post was made by Dr. John Agar on July 13th, 2017. Home haemodialysis (HD) permits both longer and more frequent dialysis and, as has often been discussed here and in the literature, offers the most efficient, effective and symptom-free dialysis of all HD modalities. But, there is a […]

Nephrology News & Issues (NN&I) article “No more ‘renal diet’ – tell me what I can eat!”

CLINICAL No more ‘renal diet’ – tell me what I can eat! PEGGY HARUM, RD, LDN — JUNE 20, 2017 Getty Images/iStockphoto/ThinkStock I recently attended a meeting to hear nephrologist Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh MD, MPH, PhD, give a talk entitled “A balanced approach to phosphorus balance.” He began to tell attendees that European patients choose their […]