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Dialysis and Kidney Transplant II


Here’s a YUGE development in organ transplant! NEW LIVING ORGAN DONATION COLLABORATION ANNOUNCED AT WHITE HOUSE ORGAN SUMMIT From the National Kidney Foundation website… “The White House annouced a new collaboration with Johns Hopkins University and Novartis to nationally launch the … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Suriving Washington, DC


April 26, 2016: I survived! I’m at Reagan National Airport awaiting my flight home. There’s some question about the landing part as there are severe thunderstorms expected over Dallas tonight. We’ll see. I just want to get home. We got … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Bone Disease


From the DPC Education Center comes a conference call on Bone and Mineral Disease. Why is this important or relevant to dialysis patients?  Well, that pesky phosphorus (See Dialysis and Phosphorus Control) leaches calcium from your bones and replaces it with … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Treatment Options


Recently a fellow patient asked me what treatment options were available to dialysis patients.  I stuttered a bit and named the ones that came to mind: In-center dialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis, Home Hemodialysis, and NxStage.  These may be correct but that’s about … Continue reading

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Dialysis and News – May 2015


The Renal Support Network has published it’s newsletter.  I thought you might like to take a look at it and sign up/register to get it in your email.  They are very patient-centered and their founder is a transplant/dialysis patient with … Continue reading

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Dialysis – Great resources for information


Update 9/18/14:  Sorry I haven’t updated this in a while.  However, I wanted you to know about the Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC) Education Center website.  Lots of great information.  And use the search button on this website.  I’ve probably written … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Mental Health


I am really sorry for the late notice about this webinar and telephone conference but if you can make it tomorrow, this should be worth it.  Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC), of which I am a member, has an Education Center … Continue reading

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