It's time to start adequately funding home hemodialysis training

September 2, 2015
One thing became abundantly clear after sifting through the 490 comments on the

Study finds lower mortality rate for home hemodialysis vs. peritoneal dialysis patients

August 26, 2015
Data from Australia and New Zealand shows that patient survival rates in those countries were significantly higher among home hemodialysis patients…

Why choose peritoneal dialysis?

August 14, 2015
Editor's note: After more than 20 years on in-center hemodialysis, Jennifer Castillo decided it was time to go back to 

Making peritoneal dialysis a success for your patients

August 13, 2015
End-stage renal disease is feared to be—and many times viewed as—a death sentence in the eyes of patients when they are first diagnosed…

Why peritoneal dialysis works for me

August 13, 2015
After doing in-center hemodialysis for more than 20 years, I decided it was time to go back to the peritoneal dialysis (PD) treatment. I had used PD…

Can peritoneal dialysis be a long-term therapy?

August 12, 2015
Editor’s Note: The use of peritoneal dialysis in the United States has risen substantially in the last few years, as providers find the

Growth slows for peritoneal dialysis from 2014 to 2015

August 12, 2015
After showing steady growth beginning in 2012, the number of new starts on peritoneal dialysis in the U.S. took a major plunge this past year, likely…

NxStage Medical revenue grows in second quarter

August 10, 2015
Dialysis product manufacturer NxStage Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTM) reported second quarter financial results at and above the top end of its guidance…

Empowered to do ‘what I want to do’ despite diabetic ESRD

August 6, 2015
Editor’s note: Lauren Gregg is a home hemodialysis patient from Ewing, N.J. and a competitive pool player for the American Pool Player’s

NxStage releases details on new dialysis systems

August 6, 2015
NxStage Medical is working on a new home hemodialysis machine that can also be used in-center, as well as a peritoneal dialysis machine, and a…

Kt/V urea has served its purpose, so let us now move on

August 5, 2015
Editor's note: Two reviews were recently published in Kidney International, that analyzed the role of Kt/Vurea in determining dialysis dose

Dialysis community learns from past disasters

August 5, 2015
This month marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. It was one of the deadliest hurricanes in U.S. history, and the costliest. Officials…

Lessons the dialysis community learned from Hurricane Katrina

August 4, 2015
Editor's note: We posed a series of questions to two members of the Fresenius Medical Care Disaster Team that responded to Hurricane Katrina 10

Baxter recalls one lot of intravenous (IV) solution

August 4, 2015
Baxter International Inc.  is voluntarily recalling one lot of intravenous (IV) solution to the hospital/user level due to the potential for…

Many dialysis patients are unprepared for natural disasters

July 28, 2015
A study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN) shows that many dialysis…

MEI releases booklet that showcases home dialysis options, benefits

July 27, 2015
The non-profit Medical Education Institute (MEI) has released Dialyze to LIVE, a free, inspirational booklet…

What's next for dialysis providers?

July 15, 2015
Update, January 2015: US Renal Care and DSI Renal  finalized a merger in January 2015. At press time, the company now operates 300 outpatient

2 new studies show benefits of Rockwell's iron replacement therapy

July 15, 2015
Two more studies have demonstrated that Rockwell Medical's Triferic (ferric pyrophosphate citrate, or FPC) delivered via dialysate during…

Kidney disease patients face unique nutritional challenges in health care facilities

July 13, 2015
Chronic kidney disease patients living in health care communities, such as nursing facilities and assisted living facilities, face unique challenges…

Renal Ventures program to start remotely monitoring incident dialysis patients

July 12, 2015
Renal Ventures Management, LLC said they would begin remote monitoring a selection of their dialysis patients using Telehealth Solutions from…