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…

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…

Visit us at the leading Spanish tourism fair FITUR Health

We are happy to participate in the Spanish tourism fair FITUR presenting our d.HOLIDAY programme. Our Spanish team gives comprehensive information at the Diaverum booth in the exhibition area and in the academic zone where visitors are invited to join various workshops and lectures. “Going on holiday is very important when it comes to quality…

Thirty years on dialysis – still motivated to fight

To start the new year, we would like to share the inspiring story of a Polish patient’s 30 years on dialysis. November last year marked 30 years since Wojciech Rosanowski’s life changed and the diagnosis of kidney disease meant a routine of dialysis treatment. He started haemodialysis treatment in 1985 in Gdansk. At that time…

A warm welcome for holidaying patients in Arles

According to a patient survey, living a normal life and taking time off is what patients miss most. For patients, however, travelling seems to be full of obstacles: logistics, administration  and of course the fear of the unknown, i.e. how will people take care of me in another centre, in another city, in another country?…

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…

Dialysis nurse for one day – Fruzsina’s Work Experience at Forest Hill

Recently Diaverum UK tried out an experiment: Dawn Moller, Nursing Director UK, encouraged nurses to “Take Your Child to Work”. Fruzina Jerabekne, the 18 years old daughter of Forest Hill deputy clinic manager Rea, took the opportunity and now shares her experience with us… “I’ve had the pleasure of doing one week of work experience…

We in Diaverum – Leonetta Kirchhoff, dialysis nurse

Being a dialysis nurse is a highly responsible and rewarding job. We have had a look over the shoulders of Leonetta “Leo” Kirchhoff showing us her daily job as a dialysis nurse in our Diaverum kidney centre MVZ Dialyse Alter Teichweg in Germany. Enjoy!

d.ACADEMY Physicians Training Curriculum in Saudi Arabia

The first Physicians Training Curriculum of d.ACADEMY was successfully held in Saudi Arabia, with attendance from 80 Diaverum doctors, renowned speakers, authorities and external guests. The d.ACADEMY Physician Training Curriculum in Saudi Arabia started with an inauguration ceremony hosted by Prof. Ayman Karkar. The Director General of Health Affairs Eastern Province, Dr. Khalid Al-Shaibani participated….

Postcards from San Diego – Diaverum @ ASN Kidney Week

New logo, innovative care concept and fruitful talks – looking back a successful days at the epicenter of the renal care community. ASN (American Society of Nephrology) Kidney Week is THE major nephrology congress in the world. Future trends in renal care such as new technologies, the introduction of smaller, wearable equipment for both, HD…