All set for first pan-European summer camp

Its only six days left until the first European summer camp for children with renal disease, called KREW, opens its doors! Is everything prepared? We spoke to  Iwona Mazur and Michał Dębski-Korzec organizing the camp: How do you feel about the Camp Krew opening this summer? Prepared, unprepared? Scared excited? Iowana: To be honest, slightly…

New coordinator for PD in Germany

Since 1. March Dr. Michael Rösch is the new PD Coordinator for Diaverum Germany. In our interview, he explains how he wants to strengthen the peritoneal dialysis as a treatment option and which benefits it offers for patients: What is your main task as PD Coordinator for Diaverum Germany? Diaverum has a lot of expertise…

World Kidney Day 2016 – CKD and Children: Act early to prevent it!

Radio silence first. But then it is laughter, sparkling eyes and pure excitement welcoming the Diaverum team. DIANI, the giant Diaverum mascot, is visiting Wichtel Akademie Munich this year for World Kidney Day to raise awareness for CKD. From the moment of the arrival with the KIDNEY MOBILE sponsored by MINI Munich, all attention is…

What happens when your child has kidney disease

Each of the various kidney diseases has its own course, so needs to be treated differently. Early diagnosis and treatment are important in every case so that the consequences of the disease can be delayed as far as possible, or at least become less severe. Early treatment includes: Diet Medication Hormone treatment Vitamins Regular blood…

How to recognise signs of kidney disease in your child

Kidney disease is not easy to detect. Symptoms occur relatively late and are often ambiguous. Almost no symptoms appear until the kidneys begin to function at half their normal capacity. Your pediatrician is your first point of contact for all questions If you want to be sure that your child’s kidneys and urinary tract have…

Support your child´s kidney health

Administering medication (especially painkillers) strictly as prescribed Ensuring urinary tract infections heal completely Making sure he/she drinks enough Making sure he/she eats a balanced diet and practices sport regularlyin order to avoid becoming overweight and suffering the consequences of this (diabetes, high blood pressure).

How do kidney diseases in kids start?

Kidney diseases can occur in infants and children. In most cases, these are inherited or congenital conditions, such as cystic kidney or malformation of the urinary tract. However, disturbed kidney function may also be caused by other conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure or infections of the urinary tract. In severe cases (chronic kidney…

Gift of life from overseas: First cross-border kidney transplant in Portugal

Larisa da Graça Gomes (24) was a dialysis patient at the Diaverum clinic of Prelada. Having been registered in the list of donor transplants and waiting nearly a year without a compatible organ becoming available, the possibility of her mother donating a kidney was raised. Medical examinations were performed, which showed Sónia’s kidney would probably…

Teasing a smile out of our patients

Nephrologists and dialysis nurses have a very special relationship with their patients. They see each other three times a week for four or more hours. They know about their responsibility for the patients and our patients know it as well. They know about each other’s family, future plans and the latest trick the dog learnt….

Getting involved in your treatment – Self-Care dialysis in Nottingham

Feeling powerless is very typical for renal patients, especially when starting dialysis. Taking an active role in the treatment can help to reduce this feeling by better understanding dialysis, medications and treatment results. Our South Nottingham Dialysis Unit has now established a self-care haemodialysis programme. Clinic manager Adele Buttress explains how it works: Where did…