A New Year for Dialysis—Home and In-Center

January 2, 2015
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FDA approves NxStage's System One for home nocturnal hemodialysis

December 22, 2014
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared NxStage Medical Inc.'s System One to perform home nocturnal hemodialysis. NxStage's System One…

Taking back control of my life

December 11, 2014
I will never forget the day. I had taken a run in the morning and by the afternoon; I was in the hospital with blood cancer and end-stage renal…

Dear Senators

November 26, 2014
This blog post originally appeared at Home Dialysis Central's website on Nov. 20. Find more posts from this blog, KidneyViews, at

CMS releases 2015 Physician Fee Schedule final rule

November 20, 2014
On Oct. 31, CMS issued the final rule that updates the payment policies and payment rates for the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for 2015. The…

Study: Extending weekly dialysis hours doesn't impact quality of life, but improves lab measures

November 19, 2014
PHILADELPHIA – Among 200 patients on dialysis, extending weekly dialysis hours for 12 months did not improve quality of life, but was linked…

Frequent home dialysis provides survival advantage over in-center hemodialysis

November 19, 2014
PHILADELPHIA – Frequent home dialysis therapies may help prolong the lives of patients with kidney failure compared with hemodialysis…

New data shows home hemodialysis superior to PD for patient and technique survival, hospitalizations

November 19, 2014
PHILADELPHIA – There has been an assumption that home dialysis therapies offer patients a better quality of life than conventional, in-center…

Slow FDA response is hurting nocturnal home HD

November 18, 2014
This blog post originally appeared at Home Dialysis Central's website on Nov. 13. Find more posts from this blog, KidneyViews, at

Nipro launches new version of Elisio dialyzer without BPA or DEHP

November 11, 2014
Nipro Medical Corporation has launched a new version of its Elisio Polynephron Single Use, High-Flux, Hollow-Fiber Dialyzer. Both the housing and…

Incremental peritoneal dialysis may be of particular value–right now

November 11, 2014
In light of the recent peritoneal solution shortage crisis (see our

A critical shortage of solution threatens to hold back unprecedented growth in peritoneal dialysis

November 5, 2014
The last 12 months have been quite dramatic for peritoneal dialysis (PD) and its advocates in the United States. In late 2013, the first reliable…

Baxter signs deal to exclusively distribute Rockwell's hemodialysis concentrate product line

October 16, 2014
Rockwell Medical Inc. said it has signed an exclusive agreement with Baxter Healthcare Corporation, a subsidiary of Baxter International Inc…

Baxter to begin importing peritoneal dialysis solution from Ireland facility

October 16, 2014
Baxter Healthcare Corporation, in conjunction with U.S. Food and Drug Administration, has initiated temporary importation of Dianeal PD4 Glucose…

Study: Home hemodialysis associated with lower cardiovascular morbidity risk, higher infection risk

October 15, 2014
The risk of hospital admission in home hemodialysis patients was similar to the risk in comparable in-center hemodialysis patients in a recent study…

Kidney Care Partners wary of Grassley’s support for more home dialysis training funds

October 9, 2014
Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, is throwing his weight behind efforts to increase home dialysis training payments for 2015, but the renal community…

FDA responds to NRAA's request to consider allowing import of PD solutions

September 29, 2014
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has replied to a letter from

Cooling of dialysis fluids protects against brain damage

September 22, 2014
While dialysis can cause blood pressure changes that damage the brain, cooling dialysis fluids can protect against such effects, according to a…

PD takes a big jump in 2014, while HHD shows progress

September 18, 2014
Sometimes finding motivation requires a little nudge. And if the nudge has some purse strings attached, that’s not all bad. For years, the…

Improving outcomes in late-stage kidney disease: The Healthy Transitions program

September 18, 2014
The U.S. health care system is buckling under the burden of a large and growing population of patients with chronic diseases. Yet, the current…