Welcome to the non-profit Medical Education Institute's Home Dialysis Central blogspot! This page is an umbrella under which Home Dialysis Central staff and guests can share their perspectives about home therapies and what we need to do to raise their profile and enable more people to use them. We'd like your comments as well! Bookmark our site and like us on Facebook! Help us tell the world about home dialysis.
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Glasgow: Wheelchairs, a Spitfire, and Mackintosh (Not a Raincoat)
Located on the banks of the River Clyde, Glasgow became one of the greatest production centers of heavy engineering and shipbuilding in the world during the 19th Century.
Patient Risks with Insurance Choices: Information for Social Workers
Health insurance choices in the United States are very complex. I described insurance options for people with kidney failure in a recent blog entitled Insurance 101 for Dialysis Social Worker.
Published on 09/03/2020 by Beth Witten, MSW, ACSW, LSCSW
Tell CMS What Home Dialysis Machine Innovation Means to YOU
I want to focus on just one aspect of the rule, because I think that giving your feedback—the patient’s perspective—to the CMS (Medicare) is vital for the future of home dialysis.
Published on 08/20/2020 by Eric Weinhandl, PhD, MS
Advocacy for Better Home Dialysis: View from a 27-year Dialyzor
Those who think the current generation of machines are bad have no idea how far they have come in three decades.
Published on 02/27/2020 by Michael Johnson
Interpreting eGFR (and Other) Blood Test Results in CKD
Seeing this has prompted me to write this post to try to correct the clear misconception that a change of a single point in an eGFR spells disaster…or, indeed, spells anything at all.
Published on 07/11/2019 by Dr. John Agar