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Self dialysis initiation including self cannulation via buttonhole method
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Self dialysis initiation including self cannulation via buttonhole method
"Self dialysis initiation including self cannulation via buttonhole method" on Google Video
This is a video by Bill Peckham, a home dialysis patient in the US, please be aware that this video involves self needling of an AV fistula, if you have a fear of needles, skip to a previous entry!


I produced this video to show how I get on dialysis nearly every night at home. I do not recommend that anyone change how they initiate dialysis based on this video but I did want to present one way self dialysis can be accomplished in the home.

I do recommend that people with Stage 5 Kidney Disease investigate the more frequent dialysis option, high dose dialysis. It's not for everyone but if it's for you, you are going to love it compared to a three day a week dose.

After 11 years of an incenter three day a week dose, I switched to high dose dialysis at home in August 2001.

Dialyzing at home has improved my physical and mental health, and has minimized the overall burden imposed by dialysis .

Great work from Bill:)

If you are interested in more information about high dose home hemodialysis, check out the Home Dialysis Central website:
www.homedialysis.org in the US,
or
http://www.kidney.org.uk or http://www.kidneypatientguide.org.uk
the forum area of Home Dialysis Central provides the opportunity to connect with people all over the world who are benifiting from an increased dose of dialysis.

For support try the Dialysis_Support group, part of Yahoo egroups. That website is here:
http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/dialysis_support/

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