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…

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).

Happy Birthday to Australia’s Diamond Valley Dialysis Clinic

Diaverum Australia’s Diamond Valley clinic has recently turned 21 – a good reason to celebrate, the team thought. Of course everyone was very proud at the event but also a little bit sentimental. Here is their report: “We celebrated this occasion in style at the local Greensborough RSL Club with afternoon tea ,a birthday cake…

Back home I thought ´That was great! I will go again!´

Roger Stamp (55) likes to discover the world. Even being a dialysis patient does not stop him from doing so. During the last seven years he has been on dialysis he has travelled all over Europe. In our interview he shares his experience to inspire other patients to also go on holiday and relax from…

Team Diaverum Nottingham Raises $439.65 for Kidney Research

Congratulations to our colleagues at the Nottingham clinic, who completed a 7-mile London Bridges Walk on Sunday 12th July to raise funds for Kidney Research UK. This was the grand finale of a week-long purple themed fundraising event organised by the clinic. They raised a total of  £439.65. The team led by Area Manager Rachel…

Diaverum as trusted partner of public healthcare system in Spain

Last week, Diaverum joined the “14th Spanish Healthcare Summer Dinner” in Madrid. The event attracted more than 400 representatives of the Spanish healthcare system including the Minister of Health, Alfonso Alonso. In his speech, he called the representatives the “motor of the system” for Spain and handed out the 10th Healthcare Administration Awards to for…

New Diaverum centre in Australia

The new Diaverum Belconnen centre in the Australian Capital Territory opened on 6 July with 16 patients and seven staff. The centre is situated in the northern suburb of Canberra, conveniently located within a health centre and in close proximity to a shopping centre and transport. This bright, airy and freshly decorated 24-station centre is…

What can Diaverum do to increase the number of kidney transplants?

Kidney transplant is by far the single best renal replacement therapy. It improves patients’ quality of life more than any other modality. Therefore, we in Diaverum have started various networks and partnerships to increase the number of kidney transplants. A new initiative was recently started in Portugal: In Portugal, kidney transplant peaked numbers in 2008….