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…

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…

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…

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,…