November 10, 2011 |
Seven Oaks General Hospital has expanded its Home Hemodialysis Program, allowing more patients to access training in preparation for home hemodialysis. The SOGH Home Hemodialysis Program has grown rapidly in the past three years. “We started the home hemodialysis program at Seven Oaks in 2008 as a pilot program with the ability to train two patients at a time and training taking about two months,” says Dr. Paul Komenda, Medical Director of the SOGH Home Hemo Program.
“We have generated such a demand for this type of dialysis that we now have over 50 patients waiting to train. Patients on long, increased dose dialysis simply do better and have improved quality of life. The expansion at Seven Oaks will undoubtedly improve the health and well-being for patients on dialysis in Manitoba.”
With more patients able to train for and perform home hemodialysis, the expansion is expected to help address the demand for in-centre dialysis. Home hemodialysis is a treatment option for suitable candidates who need renal replacement therapy. Individuals are trained to do their hemodialysis at their home which is outfitted for the dialysis machine and special water required for dialysis. To learn more about home hemodialysis, click here.
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