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…

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…

Special art exhibition in our Koscierzyna clinic in Poland

The 80th birthday of one of its patients was the perfect occasion for Poland’s Koscierzyna centre to display his artistic skills. On 29 September, a special art exhibition took place in Diaverum’s centre in Koscierzyna to celebrate the 80th birthday of Mr Michal — a patient who has been on haemodialysis for over seven years….

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…

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…

Traveling to Las Vegas as a dialysis patient? No problem!

When Enes Cagatay (24) won a trip to Las Vegas, he could hardly contain his joy. But he is a dialysis patient. Can it still work? Find a center, fill out medical records, plan the treatment… With some support all challenges can be overcome. In our interview Enes tells us about his unforgettable journey: You…

France’s Alfadial centre begins home HD

Home haemodialysis is Diaverum’s answer to offering patients a treatment modality that fits their medical and lifestyle needs. Diaverum France’s Provence centre was first to offer home HD to patients; as of November, Alfadial has followed suit. Home HD gives the patient more autonomy and more flexibility in when to perform the treatment. There is,…

Removing obstacles to peritoneal dialysis in Germany

More than 70 participants attended the recent ‘PDiaverum’ symposium Potsdam, the aim of which was to find ways to increase PD usage. The PDiaverum symposium was organised and led by Dr Thiemo Pfab, Medical Director at Diaverum’s Potsdam centres and expert in peritoneal dialysis (PD). The attendees included many external nephrologists and PD nurses. Local,…

Welcome to our Diaverum blog

Dear all, Welcome to our brand new blog! Here we would like to share with you our patients´ and employees´ stories happening every day in the Diaverum world. A patient being a rock singer? A nurse taking care of dialysis patients on a cruiser? A couple falling in love during the treatment? This is us!…