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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It Takes a Village...and it's Called Ardersier
This is the 6th of a series of blogs about our adventures traveling in Europe together in 2019. They will appear here on the fourth Thursday every month, and will eventually be compiled into a book entitled and Taking Chances, or How to See the World Li
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Vlog: Differences in PD Solution Strengths
In this 7.5 minute Vlog, you can learn about fluid removal (ultrafiltration) in peritoneal dialysis, the three strengths of dextrose PD fluid.
Published on 10/15/2020 by Kyle Chang
Helpful Home Hemo Hacks
Before each dialysis session, the machine is put through a 32-minute disinfection cycle. I use this time to attach the bloodlines, saline, and heparin.
Published on 10/08/2020 by Ant de Villiers
Dialysis Success: What’s in a Word?
Recently, I have noticed a lot of discouraging posts from members of the Facebook dialysis support groups. People are frustrated with their treatments, dialysis machines, even their lives.
Published on 10/01/2020 by Nieltje Gedney
A Whisky Primer: Every Day Should Begin with a Distillery Tour
What does drinking the local spirits have to do with travelling with chronic illness?