NKF-KDOQI Home Dialysis Controversies Conference

HDU Board members Denise Eilers and Nieltje Gedney were invited to participate in both the 2017 and 2018 NKF-KDOQI Home Dialysis Controversies Conference, and congratulate NKF on a job well done. This article from the 2017 Conference is published in the March issue of the American Journal of Kidney Diseases, and the outcomes of the […]

2018 Top Ten plus

The ABCs of HDU: ADVOCACY, BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE, and COMMUNICATING OUR MESSAGE As 2018 comes to a close, it seems only appropriate to summarize the accomplishments of HDU, and develop a strategic plan for 2019: ADVOCACY 1. Spearheaded the “Stop the MAC” campaign when CMS tried to limit the number of dialysis sessions per […]

Home Dialyzors Welcomes Executive Director

For Immediate Release January 1, 2019 Contact: Nichole Jefferson, President Home Dialyzors United Email: njefferson@homedialzorsunited.org Dallas, TX. Home Dialyzors United (HDU) On January 1, 2019 HDU Board President Nichole Jefferson, and the entire Board, welcome Carla Hagood to the position of Executive Director for HDU. Last year was one of growth and change for HDU, […]

Make Your Voice Heard!

Medicare has invited suggestions on how they can increase access to home dialysis and make sure kidney patients are fully aware of all their treatment options. This is an exciting opportunity for the entire kidney community to share our ideas and opinions with Medicare. Whatever your experience, your message will be key to helping Medicare […]

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: njefferson@homedialyzorsunited.org 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: GeneDeEi@aol.com 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 […]