Patient education decides on the treatment form of dialysis patients

Patient education is a crucial factor in the question of what type of treatment a dialysis patient chooses: This is the result of an international study performed by Diaverum. It was published in the scientific journal PLOS ONE in May 2016. Patients receiving information about the different treatment options in advance of their first dialysis…

Living a full life despite Chronic Kidney Disease – Hugo Varela Brom

Hugo Varela Brom, on dialysis since five years, is  being treated in the Diaverum Crani Lagomar Clinic  in Canelones, on the coast of Uruguay, Latin America.  He is married and lives as close to a normal life as  possible despite his disease. Hugo has a bachelor degree in historical sciences and works as a research…

Malmö’s equipment put to good use in Ukraine

The Lutsk City hospital in north-western Ukraine this month took delivery of a truck-load of machines, supplies, beds and other furniture that had been donated by Diaverum Sweden via Barnmissionen, the Swedish branch of the international Children’s Mission organisation. Diaverum’s Malmö clinic was handed back to the public system in May which meant we had…

Hungarian dialysis patient gives birth to twins

Meet Melinda, a 34-year-old Hungarian and is now a mother of six. Why is that special? She delivered her twins as a dialysis patient. The story with Melinda’s kidneys began 7-8 years ago. She had already had four kids by then and during the fourth pregnancy she started struggling with hypertension. In 2010 she was…

Conquering Britain’s highest peak for charity

UK Operations Director, Rachel Hucknall, led a team of Diaverum climbers up Ben Nevis to raise money for the National Kidney Federation. Ben Nevis stands at 1,346 metres and is the highest peak on the British Isles, located at the western end of the Grampian Mountains in the Scottish Highlands. On 25 June, an orange-clad…

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…

Australia/New Zealand employees win prestigious RSA awards

Congratulations – Jon Hosking and Julie Tondello have been recognised by the Renal Society of Australasia! Jon and Julie were the very worthy recipients of, between them, four prestigious awards at the Renal Society of Australasia’s Annual Conference held on the Gold Coast, Queensland, 21-22 June. Jon was appointed Clinic Manager for Diaverum’s new clinic…

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…

Travel lover combines dialysis treatment and discovering the world

Daniel Gallego, a 43 year old Spaniard, enjoys travelling. “I‘ve always loved to travel and I don‘t know why being on dialysis should stop me from doing so”, he explains. It certainly doesn‘t seem to stop Daniel. On dialysis since 1995, he has travelled as a “patient” to more than 15 countries outside of Europe….

Diaverum collects prestigious Medical Travel Award

Diaverum wins the ‘International dialysis clinic of the year’ award for its d.HOLIDAY programme. The award was given to Diaverum for demonstrating the greatest success in attracting and serving international patients who require dialysis whilst on holiday or on business. Andre Freitas, Head of Diaverum’s global d.HOLIDAY programme, says the award is “truly deserved” by…