Dialyze Direct expands home dialysis services to Indiana

August 1, 2019
Dialyze Direct, a company specializing in home dialysis, has announced its expansion into Indiana. According to a press release, Dialyze…

Cover Story

Strategies to optimize patient retention in home hemodialysis

Nephrology News & Issues, August 2019
Eric Weinhandl, PhD, MS; Marienne Sanders, MS; Michael Kraus, MD; Michelle Carver, BSN, RN, CNN
The growing consensus in the kidney community is greater home dialysis use is essential to achieving clinical, patient quality-of-life and public…

Home Dialysis

Retention for patients on PD requires multidisciplinary approach

Nephrology News & Issues, August 2019
Editor’s Note: The number of patients on PD in the United States has historically outnumbered those patients choosing home hemodialysis. In…

Kidney Care Community

Large providers continue strong growth in home dialysis

Nephrology News & Issues, August 2019
Mark E. Neumann
The 10 largest outpatient dialysis providers in the United States added more than 14,000 new patients to their census during the past year, according…

Practice Management

Demystify employee contracts for nephrology graduates

Nephrology News & Issues, August 2019
Deepak Jasuja, MD, FCCP, FASN; Richard N. Hellman, MD, FACP
Evaluating nephrology opportunities and understanding physician contracts can be a daunting task. When looking for their first job with a nephrology…

In the Journals

Home dialysis increases in United States regardless of patient race/ethnicity

July 18, 2019
In recent years, an increasing number of patients with ESKD began using home dialysis, according to a recently published study. This growth was seen…

CVS Health launches clinical trial for new home dialysis machine

July 17, 2019
CVS Health is starting clinical trials on its new HemoCare Hemodialysis System, a dialysis machine developed for home use in partnership with Segway…

In the Journals

Risk model may predict likelihood of recovery of kidney function or death after AKI

July 1, 2019
A risk model accurately categorized patients with an inpatient episode of acute kidney injury into clinically distinct groups according to likelihood…

Fresenius Medical Care Foundation helps NKF expand ‘Big Ask: The Big Give’ efforts

June 26, 2019
The Fresenius Medical Care Foundation is partnering with the NKF on its ‘Big Ask: The Big Give’ kidney transplantation and living…

Meeting News

Top five stories from the NKF Spring Clinical Meetings

June 21, 2019
In case you missed some of our live coverage of the National Kidney Foundation Spring Clinical Meetings last month, Healio/Nephrology has compiled…

Signature HealthCARE to collaborate with Dialyze Direct

June 12, 2019
Signature HealthCARE has launched a collaboration with Dialyze Direct to provide on-site hemodialysis for patients with ESRD who reside in…


Mediterranean diet: What you need to know

May 28, 2019
May is Mediterranean Diet Month, according to the American Diabetes Association’s Facebook page. The diet, with its high intakes of cereals…

Meeting News

A national home dialysis strategy is needed but will be challenging and multifactorial

May 10, 2019
BOSTON — When thinking aspirationally about a national strategy for home dialysis, the kidney community should consider the priorities of…

Meeting News

Members of US House of Representatives show support for KidneyX

May 3, 2019
WASHINGTON — Two members of the U.S. House of Representatives discussed the lack of progress in treatment for kidney disease and the need to…

Meeting News

Improved detection, patient treatment choices among ways to transform kidney care

April 30, 2019
WASHINGTON — A speaker at the KidneyX Summit addressed three goals of the HHS that could aid in the efforts to transform the kidney care…

Meeting News

When utilized, education about modalities led more patients to home dialysis

March 20, 2019
DALLAS — The Kidney Disease Education Benefit, introduced in 2010, has information that can help patients with CKD decide about treatment…

Meeting News

Infection, CVD cause of higher hospitalization rate prior to patients on home hemodialysis returning to in-center care

March 18, 2019
DALLAS — Patients on home hemodialysis have higher hospitalization rates just before transferring back to in-center hemodialysis care, but many…

Transitional care units set patients up for successful dialysis

March 13, 2019
An interdisciplinary group of dialysis professionals is poised to launch a multicenter pilot project to gain further evidence of the efficacy of…

In the JournalsPerspective

Patients who transition from PD to home hemodialysis have lower mortality risk, more transplants

March 5, 2019
Patients on PD who transition to home hemodialysis instead of in-center dialysis care after technique failure had a lower risk of death and greater…

In the Journals

Home-based intervention may improve physical, social functioning of older adults on hemodialysis

February 25, 2019
A home-based program improved both the physical and social functioning of older adults with ESRD who were being treated with hemodialysis and who…