Diaverum Lithuania acquires the second centre in Vilnius

The 16th dialysis centre has joined Diaverum network in Lithuania at the end of October. The new dialysis centre is located to the North from the city centre of Vilnius, Lithuania’s capital city. With this acquisition Diaverum Lithuania operates 16 clinics and provides service to more than 410 patients in the country. Diaverum Seskine currently…

Diaverum Hungary awarded in Hungary’s first competition for patient education projects

Medical magazine recognises the Diaverum approach to patient empowerment and education. This autumn, the Medical Tribune, a Hungarian medical journal, in cooperation with a creative marketing agency, organised a competition for patient education projects. The competition, held for the first time in Hungary, aimed at recognizing the best patient education programs and raising awareness of…

Less stressful: PD training at home

For patients at Diaverum’s Potsdam centre, it is possible to make all key treatment decisions surrounded by home comforts. Diaverum’s Potsdam centre runs Germany’s second-largest peritoneal dialysis (PD) programme after Hamburg. Its programme’s uniqueness, however, is in the method used by dedicated PD nurse Stefan Richter in taking prospective pre-dialysis patients through the decision-making process…

Bonfire party for our patients in Poland

The bonfire party was held close Starogard Gdanski in Owidz — a reconstructed medieval fortified settlement which, according to archaeological and historical research,  was established in 11th century and was one of the largest in  those times. About 160 participants — patients and their relatives — attended, among them patients in wheelchairs. The event was…

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…

Fun and education in patient camp in Lithuania

Exchanging thoughts with your peers and enjoying leisure together is so important for patients with chronic disease. In Lithuania, the patient association Gyvastis organises a summer camp every year to bring together various patients, their relatives, doctors and other supporters. This year it was all about nutrition and active lifestyle. Lavysas is a lake in…

Vascular access hemorrhage – How to prevent and what to do in case of emergency

Vascular access hemorrhage can be a fatal complication of hemodialysis, but it is a potentially preventable one. Several studies identified the following risk factors: Access-related complications that occurred within six months prior to bleeding deaths, such as: stenosis, local sepsis, aneurysms and pseudoaneurysms Repeated trauma Uncontrolled hypertension Spontaneous bleeding episodes Poor site rotation Age greater…