Education Needed to Meet AAKH Goal for Home Dialysis – New Home Transitional Care Unit Will be a Major Asset

Shawna McMichael, Dr. Marcos Rothstein, Dr. Gonzalo Matsumura and Kathy Ehrhard

While choosing home dialysis is becoming more attractive and feasible for patients who begin dialysis each year to treat end-stage renal disease (ESRD), only 10% of the 726,000 Americans suffering from the disease are currently on peritoneal or home hemodialysis. This is far below the goal of the Advancing American Kidney Health Initiative (AAKH), an […]

Lisa Koester-Wiedemann to Receive the Barbara Prowant Lifetime Achievement Award in Nephrology Nursing

Congratulations to renal nurse practitioner Lisa Koester-Wiedemann, ANP, CNN-NP, Division of Nephrology, Washington University, who will be presented the Barbara Prowant Lifetime Achievement Award in Nephrology Nursing during the 40th Annual Dialysis Conference in Kansas City, MO, February 8 – 11, 2020. The award is given in honor of Barbara Prowant (1953-2009), who was one […]

Former Nephrology Fellow Dr. Anubha Mutneja Returns as Medical Director of WU Home Modalities Program

Of the more than 726,000 Americans suffering from end-stage renal disease (ESRD), only 10% are currently on home dialysis (peritoneal dialysis and home hemodialysis).   Dr. Anubha Mutneja, Assistant Professor in the Division of Nephrology and Medical Director of the Home Modalities Program at Washington University, plans to change that. “We hope to expand home dialysis […]