15 8 / 2013

79 year old Barbra Boyle receiving her peritoneal home dialysis. 

"Hemodialysis, which filters the blood of people whose failing kidneys can no longer perform that function, requires an external device to remove toxins. The most common form of dialysis in the United States, it can be done at home but rarely is, because it requires more equipment and the training is more complicated.

In peritoneal dialysis, much more common in other countries than here, patients instill fluids and remove waste fluid through an abdominal membrane, with results that are comparable to hemodialysis in a center. (A report from the National Summit on Home Dialysis Policy this spring gives much more information)”

79 year old Barbra Boyle receiving her peritoneal home dialysis.

"Hemodialysis, which filters the blood of people whose failing kidneys can no longer perform that function, requires an external device to remove toxins. The most common form of dialysis in the United States, it can be done at home but rarely is, because it requires more equipment and the training is more complicated.

In peritoneal dialysis, much more common in other countries than here, patients instill fluids and remove waste fluid through an abdominal membrane, with results that are comparable to hemodialysis in a center. (A report from the National Summit on Home Dialysis Policy this spring gives much more information)”