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Home hemodialysis training finally arrives in India! by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 30 Jul 2010 7:22am I am off to Chennai for a week this coming Monday, the 2nd of August. Guess why? Yes, Fresenius, the world leader in dialysis machines is starting a training program for home hemodialysis. I will be the only person undergoing this training to start with. My needs are slightly different because I have been doing daily nocturnal home hemodialysis f ... Read on »
Nominated to be part of Global Experts Forum on Home Hemodialysis! by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 14 Jul 2013 1:35am Today happens to be the 16th anniversary of my kidney disease! Sixteen years back, on this day, I took those vaccinations which triggered Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome due to the genetic mutation that I did not know I had. Incidentally, on this day, I am sharing some really good news with you! There is a global initiative curre ... Read on »
Preventative Foot Care in Hemodialysis Patients by savinglimbs Posted Fri 12 Mar 2010 12:00am Comprehensive care of hemodialysis patients poses a significant challenge for nephrologists. Although protocol driven approaches by hemodialysis centers have significantly improved standardized care, significant gaps remain in overall medical care provided to hemodialysis patients. Admittedly, with improvement in care, mortality rate for dialysi ... Read on »
Wearable hemodialysis machine - what's in it for me? by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 31 Aug 2009 10:07pm Those on dialysis must have read about the wearable dialysis machine that made news recently. This is a breakthrough in dialysis technology. Many of the constraints of dialysis as it is known today will cease to exist. The device will make it possible to get dialysis 24 X 7. However, as Bill Peckham says, "I can't see myself on dialysis, wi ... Read on »
Edwards LifeSciences/Baxter Recalling the Aquarius Hemodialysis System – Software Modification Required by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 29 Jan 2010 8:32pm The devices are used on a 24 hour a day basis for patients with life-threatening kidney disease to keep fluid levels even.  This is not a big recall unless it is you or someone you know depending on this device.  As with many of devices today, the problem lies in software and an update is being issued.  We come back around to users overr ... Read on »
I Start Home Hemodialysis by John M. Patient Expert Posted Mon 25 Aug 2008 2:44pm Note to my readers - the following post and all others prior to 02/15/2008 are creations from my memory of events and represent what actually happened at that time: The training is over, the equipment is installed, and the rest is up to us! When the home dialysis team came around to the clinic offering to help anyone ... Read on »
Overnight hemodialysis dramatica ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 07 Nov 2008 7:57pm Overnight hemodialysis dramatically improves survival Erkan Ok. 08 nov 2008--For hemodialysis patients, undergoing dialysis for eight hours overnight, three times weekly, reduces the risk of death by nearly 80 percent, compared to conventional, four-hour dialysis, according to research being presented at the American Society of Nephrology's ... Read on »
Preventive Foot Care in Hemodialysis Patients by Encompass Network Partners .. Posted Tue 09 Feb 2010 1:44pm Comprehensive care of hemodialysis patients poses a significant challenge for nephrologists. Although protocol driven approaches by hemodialysis centers have significantly improved standardized care, significant gaps remain in overall medical care provided to hemodialysis patients. Admittedly, with improvement in care, mortality rate for dialysis p ... Read on »
Preventive Foot Care in Hemodialysis Patients by Encompass Network Partners .. Posted Wed 14 Oct 2009 7:00pm Comprehensive care of hemodialysis patients poses a significant challenge for nephrologists. Although protocol driven approaches by hemodialysis centers have significantly improved standardized caresignificant gaps remain in overall medical care provided to hemodialysis patients. Admittedlywith improvement in caremortality rate for dialysis patie ... Read on »
Study Finds Home Dialysis as Good as Hemodialysis at Centers by HealthFinder Posted Tue 28 Sep 2010 10:00am healthnewslink But many with end-stage kidney disease still hesitant to try it, research shows. By Amanda Gardner HealthDay Reporter ... Read on »