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Home Dialysis -- The Future Is Now

This presentation may include discussion of commercial products and services. The prevalence of renal disease in the United States continues to increase dramatically. It is estimated that one in...
CME credit is no longer available for this conference.

Course Authors

Annie-Claire Nadeau-Fredette, M.D., and Joanne M. Bargman, M.D.; Eduardo Alas, M.D., and Mark Unruh, M.D., M.S.

Dr. Nadeau-Fredette is Home Dialysis Fellow, The Home Peritoneal Dialysis Program, University Health Network, and Dr. Bargman is Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada; Dr. Alas is Assistant Professor, and Dr. Unruh is Solomon, Gardner & Sterling Chair, Chief of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, NM.

Within the past 12 months, Drs. Alas and Nadeau-Fredette report no commercial conflict of interest; Dr. Bargman has been a consultant to Amgen, been on the Speaker’s Bureau for Amgen and DaVita Healthcare, and received grant/research support from Baxter Healthcare; Dr. Unruh has received grant/research support from Dialysis Clinic, Inc.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, CCME staff, and interMDnet staff have nothing to disclose.

This activity is certified for nephrology, primary care (internal medicine and family practice), pediatrics, and for all HCPs interested in the treatment of patients with chronic kidney disease. This CME activity has been peer-reviewed by Ladan Golestaneh, M.D., M.S., Associate Professor of Medicine, Renal Division, Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York

This activity is made possible by an unrestricted educational grant from Baxter International Inc.

Estimated course time: 1 hour(s).

Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center and InterMDnet. Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this Cyberounds®, you should be able to:

  • Identify ESRD patients who may benefit from home hemodialysis (HHD) or home peritoneal dialysis (PD)

  • Discuss and apply clinical guidelines for home-based dialysis

  • Manage any comorbidities (e.g., ↓nutritional status, frailty, ↓physical fitness) associated with ESRD and apply clinical measurements to assess patient response to HHD/PD

  • Identify barriers (e.g., deficient housing accommodations) to HHD/PD as well as possible remedies/adjustments.



The opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the sponsor or its publisher. Please review complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.


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