Psychosocial Components of Patient Care

What are the typical problems that the Social Worker needs to address in CKD patients? Panel discussion: An illustrative case summary with questions and comments pulls it all together. (more...)

Updated: July 12, 2016 (Jul12)
Jul12 Dr. Fred Coe videos on urine calcium supersaturation in stone disease.
May29 Nicotinamide riboside protects mice from effects of diabetes.
May29 Smoking increases risk of CKD progression in African Americans
Mar17 Updated CKD booklet for professionals released
Mar09 NEJM article re desensitization to HLA-incompatible live donors.
Mar09 Desensitization procedure allows kidney transplants from any (living) donor.
Mar09 ISHD publishes practical manual for implementing home hemodialysis
Feb14 Beetroot juice lowers blood pressure.
Dec29 Novel methods to ensure viability of pancreatic islet cells for transplantation.
Dec26 Antibiotic-resistant bacteria frequency increases in U.S. streams and rivers
Dec14 Even more news on the new HDCN Facebook page!
Dec12 Ten modules from the ISHD Global Home Hemodialysis Toolkit
Dec06 Dialysis Patient Citizens group worried about lack of treatment option information given to predialysis patients, esp. those on Medicaid.
Dec02 ISHD Home Dialysis Toolkit: Patient Selection and Training (Module 6)
Dec02 Clinical workstations found to harbor drug-resistant microbes.
General Advances Emphasis
Dialysis patient education (Hansen) HDCN Nursing Channel
Psychosocial components of patient care (Bova-Collis) ANNA 2002 Satellite Symposium
Subcutaneous vascular access: A patient's experience (Nettleton) ANNA 2002 Satellite Symposium
Non-compliant patients (Hansen) HDCN Nursing Channel
Pain management in PKD (Bennett) PKD Foundation 2001 Mtg
Polycystic liver disease in PKD (Perrone) PKD Foundation 2001 Mtg
Patient safety in ESRD (Kliger) RPA 2001 Annual Meeting
(Patient lecture) Which form of dialysis is right for me? (Blake) Doc-To-Me Pre-ESRD
(Patient lecture) What kinds of foods should I eat and stay away from? (Fine) Doc-To-Me Pre-ESRD
(Patient lecture) I have diabetes: How can I protect my kidneys? (Friedman) Doc-To-Me Pre-ESRD
(Patient lecture) How about my blood count: How can I keep this up? (Levin) Doc-To-Me Pre-ESRD
(Patient lecture) How do I protect my bones when I have kidney disease? (Lindberg) Doc-To-Me Pre-ESRD
(Patient lecture) How can I stay off dialysis? (Mendelssohn) Doc-To-Me Pre-ESRD
(Patient lecture) Is transplantation the right option for me? (Peters) Doc-To-Me Pre-ESRD
(Patient lecture) What do I need to know about my blood pressure? (Toto) Doc-To-Me Pre-ESRD
Psychosocial issues in survival of hemodialysis patients (Kimmel) NKF 1998 Spring Clinical Meetings
Evaluation of patient satisfaction with dialysis (Chapman) CAPD 1998 Symposium

Hypertension, Salt and Bread (Akpolat et al) Am J Kidney Dis (Jun 2009)
Spurious Hyperphosphatemia in Patients on Hemodialysis With Catheters (Schiller et al) Am J Kidney Dis (Sep 2008)
Balkan Nephropathy: Evolution of Our Knowledge (Bamias and Boletis) Am J Kidney Dis (Sep 2008)
Reimbursement and economic factors influencing dialysis modality choice around the world (Just PM et al) NDT - Jul - 08
Dietary sodium and cardiovascular and renal disease risk factors: dark horse or phantom entry? (McCarron DA) NDT Jul 08
Population-based prevention of obesity: the need for comprehensive promotion of healthful eating, physical activity, and energy balance: A Scientific Statement From American Heart Association (Kumanyika SK et al) Circulation Jul 08
Exercise in Dialysis Patients: A Review (Johansen K) Hemodial Int - Jul - 08
Debate: Weight loss and blood pressure control (Pro) vs. Dietary therapy for obesity: an emperor with no clothes (Con) Hypertens (Jun 2008)
Trends in organ donation and transplantation in the United States, 1997-2006 Am J Transplant (Apr 2008)
Hands-only (compression-only) cardiopulmonary resuscitation: a call to action for bystander response to adults who experience out-of- hospital sudden cardiac arrest: An AHA Science Advisory Circulation (Apr 2008)
Effect of the Italian smoking ban on population rates of acute coronary events Circulation (Mar 2008)
National Institutes of Health State-of-the-Science Conference Statement: Prevention of fecal and urinary incontinence in adults Ann Intern Med (Mar 2008)
Changes in the potassium content of different potato varieties after cooking J Ren Nutr (Mar 2008)
Soft drinks, fructose consumption, and the risk of gout in men: prospective cohort study Brit Med J (Feb 2008)
Dermatological disease in patients with CKD Am J Kidney Dis (Feb 2008)
Recent advances in the prevention and management of intradialytic hypotension J Am Soc Nephrol (Jan 2008)
Towards the incidence of acute phosphate nephropathy (Markowitz et al) J Am Soc Nephrol (Dec 2007)
Techniques and tips for quick and safe temporary catheter placement (Pervez et al) Semin Dial (Dec 2007)
Early fistula failure: back to basics (Dember et al) Am J Kidney Dis (Nov 2007)
The 2007 revised ESC/ESH Guidelines in the management of hypertension: clarifying individual patient care (MacFayden) J Hum Hypertens (Oct 2007)
Immunosuppression minimization in pediatric transplantation (Sarwal et al) Am J Transplant (Oct 2007)
Nonpayment for performance? Medicare's new reimbursement rule (Rosenthal) New Engl J Med (Oct 2007)
Dietary antioxidants and primary prevention of age related macular degeneration: systematic review and meta-analysis (Chong et al) Brit Med J (Oct 2007)
Use of antimicrobial catheter lock solutions to prevent catheter-related bacteremia (Bleyer) Clin J Am Soc Nephrol (Sept 2007)
Twenty years of PSA: From prostate antigen to tumor marker (De Angelis et al) Rev Urol (Sep 2007)
Physical activity and public health in older adults Circulation (Aug 2007)
Methodology of screening for albuminuria (Gansevoort et al) Nephrol Dial Transplant (Aug 2007)
Antibiotic treatment for pyelonephritis in children: multicentre randomised controlled non-inferiority trial (Montini et al) Brit Med J (Aug 2007)
Hidden phosphorus: where do we go from here? (Lisa Murphy- Gutekunst) J Ren Nutr (Jul 2007)
Gadolinium-induced nephrogenic systemic fibrosis in patients with kidney disease (Perazella et al) Am J Med (Jul 2007)
Dry Weight: Sine qua non of adequate dialysis (Wystrychowski et al) Adv Chronic Kidney Dis (Jul 2007)
Checklist: Passport, plane ticket, organ transplant (Bramstedt et al) Am J Transplant (Jul 2007)
Gadolinium use in patients with kidney disease: A cause for concern (Perazella et al) Semin Dial (Jun 2007)
Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease: time for a change? (Chapman) J Am Soc Nephrol (May 2007)
Starting a home hemodialysis program (Moran, Kraus) Semin Dial (02-2007)
The ESRD uninsured matter (Williams) Adv CKD (02-2007)
Major Difficulties the US Nephrologist Faces in Providing Adequate Dialysis (Diaz-Buxo and Crawford-Bonadio) Blood Purification 01-07
Narrative Literature Review: Sexual Dysfunction in the Patient on Hemodialysis Nephrol Nursing J 12-06
Tube feeding in advanced dementia. The metabolic perspective. (Hoffer) Br Med J 12-06
Lessons for Medicare Part D in the hemodialysis community (Nayeem, Chertow) BMC Nephrology 07-06
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