Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study examines COVID-19 among patients receiving home dialysis

Individuals with kidney failure who receive dialysis treatments in clinics (called in-center dialysis) are especially vulnerable to COVID-19, with death rates reported at over 20% in recent studies; however, there has been ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New tool assesses patients' home dialysis experience

Researchers have developed a new tool to assess patients' opinions and experience concerning home dialysis care. The tool is described in an upcoming issue of CJASN.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

At-home dialysis improves quality of life

The United States lags behind other countries in home dialysis, but Kaiser Permanente research finds it safe to expand use in a large, integrated health care system.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Physician payment reform has led to decrease in home-based dialysis

The Medicare program's transition in 2004 to tiered fee-for-service physician reimbursement for dialysis care had the unintended consequence of reducing use of home dialysis, according to a paper co-authored by a nonresident ...

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Advanced dialysis tech moves into WA homes

A Lockridge man is the first person in WA to use a breakthrough haemodiafiltration (HDF) machine for kidney dialysis in the comfort of his own home.

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