By Bill Peckham
The Northwest Kidney Centers May/June patient newsletter, Output, has an article announcing a new program that allows people to "test drive" more frequent dialysis:
I hope this is very successful. It's a challenge to get people already incenter to consider going home, and dialyzing more frequently. The hope is that after two weeks of frequent dialysis along with first hand experience with the equipment they will be better informed to evaluate the home hemodialysis option.
If all dialyzors were fully and accurately informed about their dialysis options how many would choose to dialyze at home frequently? It's an open question but I do think being fully informed does include first hand experience with how it feels to be frequently dialyzed. With out that first hand experience I don't know how you could be fully informed to make the comparison to a conventional incenter dose.