A special snack served during St Martin’s weekend in Portugal

As part of the Patient Care Coordination strategies for the nutritional empowerment and higher patient satisfaction, last St Martins weekend we offered all the patients in their usual intradialytic snack a special and thematic treat: 2 “broas castelares” (a Portuguese small sweet potato cake, typical in the Lisbon region). This was an excellent opportunity to…

Diaverum inaugurates Integrated Renal Care Centre in Riyadh

In the presence of the Kingdom’s Minister of Health, H.E. Dr. Tawfiq bin Fawzan Al-Rabiah, we inaugurated our first Integrated Renal Care Centre (IRCC) in Riyadh in April. The new facility will bring new levels of renal care excellence integrating our d.ACADEMY training centre, dialysis centre, and a vascular access procedure room to optimise care…

Happy World Kidney Day 2017

This year we want to raise the awareness for the connection between obesity and kidney diseases. Obesity is a potent risk factor for the development of kidney disease. It increases the risk of developing major risk factors of Chronic Kidney Disease, like diabetes and hypertension, and it has a direct impact on the development of…

Preventing kidney failure in Guinea-Bissau

Being diagnosed with kidney failure in Guinea-Bissau means a death sentence for most patients. As currently no hospital in the West African country offers dialysis treatment, it is extremely important to prevent end-stage renal diseases among the population. Therefore, Drª Catarina Carvalho, nephrologist at Diaverum Portugal, is leading a screening campaign in various towns and…

Out of the comfort zone – what it feels like to work in a clinic

Employees not working in the clinics often know only theoretically how the dialysis treatment works. Therefore it is very accepted to take short trainings in the clinics to get an insight to the daily clinic routines. We spoke to Mariyana Nikolova, IT System Specialist in the Central IT department about her experience in our Crawley…

And the best is yet to come

In March this year, Construyendo Futuro interviewed a strong girl undergoing dialysis at Diaverum Santa Fe, who still did not stop dancing in the Cabo parades of Sauce/ Argentina. Today, we are happy to announce that Valentina has been transplanted. A story of hope and courage. A little history Valentina was born on January 2nd,…

World Diabetes Day: Diabetes is one of the main causes of renal failure

In the past years, diabetes mellitus has developed into a widespread disease – with serious consequences. Diabetes is one of the main causes of renal failure. Therefore, prevention became key to contain the disease. In October, this year´s Global Burden of Disease Study revealed which diseases are the most threatening for today´s world population. It…

Offspring in Hamburg – patient gives birth to healthy son

Every baby is a little miracle. Holding the tiny hands and feet, the first scream, the first smile are unforgettable moments in the life of all parents. For Rhana Bakht, however, it was even more than that when she held her son Louis in her arms for the first time. The 34-year-old has been on…

Italy’s Acquaviva Kidney Center turns 20 – let’s celebrate

Happy birthday! Acquaviva Kidney Center has celebrated its 20th birthday few weeks ago. The staff has organized a party for all the patients and the employees and together they made a great celebration. From time to time it is important to step out of the clinical routine and celebrate what you have achieved. Patients and…