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…

And the best is yet to come

In March this year, Construyendo Futuro interviewed a strong girl undergoing dialysis at Diaverum Santa Fe, who still did not stop dancing in the Cabo parades of Sauce/ Argentina. Today, we are happy to announce that Valentina has been transplanted. A story of hope and courage. A little history Valentina was born on January 2nd,…

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…

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…

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…