About aball@pcacorp.com

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far aball@pcacorp.com has created 61 blog entries.

Measuring the Success of Intraperitoneal Nutrition: More than Numbers

By |2024-04-09T17:04:12+00:00April 9th, 2024|

  As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), I had the pleasure of working with people on dialysis for many years. During this time, I witnessed many success stories for my patients on hemodialysis (HD) with intradialytic parenteral nutrition (IDPN). However, it was not until I began working with Patient Care America, where I collaborate with [...]

Effectively Collaborating with
the Interdisciplinary Team

By |2024-03-12T16:50:36+00:00March 12th, 2024|

  Every patient in the healthcare system is part of a team, whether they know it or not. Behind the scenes of every appointment or clinic visit is a world of conversation and collaboration intended to support better health outcomes. Dietitians and nurses serve as critical components of many such interdisciplinary teams (IDT). In dialysis, [...]

Patient Care America Announces Acquisition of Lyfebulb

By |2024-03-05T14:50:59+00:00March 5th, 2024|

  Combining Resources to Create the Premier, Patient-Focused Renal Solutions Provider POMPANO BEACH, FL and NEW YORK, March 5, 2024 — Patient Care America (“PCA”) announces that it recently completed the acquisition of Lyfebulb Holdings Inc., (“Lyfebulb”) an online digital platform that empowers people living with chronic illnesses to thrive through education, innovation, and connectivity. [...]

Unintentional Weight Loss in ESRD Patients

By |2024-02-13T12:24:18+00:00February 12th, 2024|

  How many times have you witnessed unintentional weight loss in your dialysis patients? Unfortunately, this is a common occurrence that is frequently overlooked and undertreated, especially in patients who are considered obese. I can’t tell you how many times, when I was working in dialysis clinics, nephrologists or mid-level providers discounted unintentional weight loss [...]

Supporting a Patient Through a Weight Loss Journey

By |2024-01-11T20:56:06+00:00January 8th, 2024|

  Drawing on my own experience as a registered dietitian (RD), I found counseling patients on weight loss to be difficult. As a clinician, I understand that weight loss may be necessary for patients who need to: Qualify for transplant Improve diabetes and cardiovascular health Improve overall quality of life Yet many patients struggle to [...]

An Ethical Stance on Patient Choice

By |2023-11-13T15:02:17+00:00November 13th, 2023|

  Since the late 1980’s a new concept termed patient centered care emerged and has changed the way that patients are treated surrounding their healthcare, now prioritizing the patient’s individual needs, preferences, and values when making medical decisions and delivering treatment. Patient centered care encourages the collaboration and partnered decision-making between the medical care team [...]

A Lifeline for Dialysis Patients

By |2023-10-10T15:25:58+00:00October 10th, 2023|

  Erythropoiesis-Stimulating Agents and Intra-Dialytic Parenteral Nutrition: A Lifeline for Dialysis Patients Living with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and undergoing regular hemodialysis (HD) treatments can be a challenging and life-altering experience. Dialysis patients often face complications related to anemia and malnutrition, which can significantly affect their quality of life. In fact, one in seven people [...]

Go to Top