Despite significant improvements in the quality and efficacy of hemodialysis therapy in recent years, cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the leading cause of death for dialysis patients. Today, almost every other dialysis patient dies from cardiovascular complications. Fresenius Medical Care supports nephrologists worldwide in minimizing their patients’ risks for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality.
HighVolumeHDF therapy as well as innovative membranes like Helixoneplus and modern monitoring features like the Blood Volume Monitor, together with ultrapure dialysis fluid, help minimize CVD risk factors and significantly improve the quality and efficacy of hemodialysis therapy.
With our portfolio for Peritoneal dialysis and Home hemodiaysis you can be certain of having everything you need so as to optimize the outcomes for your patients while meeting their personal preferences.
Dialysis largely replicates the functions of the kidneys in patients with chronic kidney failure. Hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis take over the key tasks of the kidneys, removing waste materials, toxins, excess salt and fluids from the body.
Dialysis treatment does not entirely replace all the functions of the kidneys, meaning that patients almost always need to take certain medications regularly. These include antihypertensive treatments, drugs for lowering phosphate levels in the blood, vitamins and drugs that boost the production of red blood cells to prevent anemia.
Peritoneal dialysis treatment is so called, because the blood is filtered in the peritoneum – the membrane that lines the cavity.
The peritoneal cavity stores the dialysis fluid and the filtration takes place across the peritoneum. Toxins and excess fluid cross the peritoneal membrane during the prescribed dwell time.
A permanent tube, or catheter, is inserted into the peritoneal cavity. Through which, dialysis fluid is fed into the cavity and left to absorb the impurities from the blood. Later, the fluid is drained-off into a bag and replaced with fresh fluid.
This process, of filling and draining, can be done manually during the day. Or done automatically at night with a cycler. Either way you will need to feel capable and confident to handle the procedure.
At Fresenius Medical Care we are committed to addressing individual needs in the treatment of children on renal replacement therapy. Children vary in age, body size and underlying medical condition, and they all come from different family situations: There are many factors which influence the choice of the right treatment for a child.
Fresenius Medical Care offers a broad range of dialysis products for each individual situation and therapy fulfilling the highest quality standards in the areas of:
Renal IT provides integrated software solutions supporting chronic kidney disease care in a more efficient, reliable, cost effective way: to manage in center, acute or home therapies.
Renal IT provides decision support and analytical insights into therapy data. As a one-stop shop, Fresenius Medical Care provides a full range of software, hardware, installation and support.
Fresenius Medical Care is highly committed to supporting the advancement of genuine medical/scientific education of healthcare professionals in relevant therapeutic areas, and therefore contributes to the improvement of healthcare standards and enhanced patient care.