BILL PECKHAM, Publisher, Editor, Writer (recent Articles) (Vitae) (A brief narrative) (Video) (Biography Project) (Contact) (KidneyTalk #1) (KidneyTalk #2) (KidneyTalk #3): On hemodialysis since September 1990 (incenter 11 years; home since September 2001). Recurring FSGS. Self dialyze at home, alone, frequently overnight (7.5 - 8 hour treatments) using the NxStage System One.
ANNA BENNETT, Editor, Writer (Blog) (Articles) (Contact): Second generation PKD; in-center dialysis 1/07 - 10/07; Solo NxStage 10/07 - 11/08 (Training Diary); Deceased Donor transplant 11/08 (First Week).
PETER LAIRD, MD, Writer (Blog) (Articles) (Contact) (KidneyTalk): Internal Medicine physician diagnosed with IgA Nephropathy in 1998 and commenced incenter hemodialysis via left brachiocephalic fistula February 2007. Currently using NxStage home dialysis.
MIRIAM LIPPEL BLUM, Writer (Articles), (Contact): is a freelance writer and poet in Arizona. She has lived with Type I diabetes since age 10 and has been a dialyzor since age 34. She has 15 years of dialysis experience - six on PD, six on in-center hemodialysis, and three years now dialyzing at home 6 days/week using the NxStage System One.
RICH BERKOWITZ, Writer (Articles) (Contact): Lifelong Chicago Cubs fan and political activist was diagnosed with Renal Cell Carcinoma in 1998 and started in-center hemodialysis February 2003. Since early 2006, he has dialyzed at home with NxStage. He has been doing nocturnal since June 2007.
KAMAL D SHAH, Writer (Blog) (Articles) (Contact): Lives in India. 33 years old. Kidney disease since July 1997. In center hemo, unsuccessful transplant, 6 years with PD and now nocturnal home hemo with a Fresenius 4008S six nights a week, 7 hours each night.
TRACY KAPLY, Writer (Blog)
JIM SMITH, Writer (Articles) (Contact):
DAVID L ROSENBLOOM, Writer (Website) (Bio) (Becoming Me (Amazon)) (Articles) (Contact): diagnosed with CKD5 in May 2002; went immediately into dialysis (hemo in-clinic 3 times/wk.); switched to HHD in early 2006 (using a Fresenius 2008H - 4 times/wk for 8 mths.- and then NxStage System One - 6 times/week for 2 1/2 years); transplanted at USC in August 2008.
DSEN was conceived to give a first hand voice to CKD, dialysis (PD, Incenter, Home, Nocturnal), transplant, caregivers and people who work in the industry. We encourage guest writers. Please feel free to contact Bill if you would like to write something for DSEN.