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…

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…

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…

Summer in Europe: What dialysis patients can do to enjoy the heat

The current heatwave in Europe poses a challenge particularly for dialysis patients. Rising temperatures increase the risk of dehydration and patients are tempted to drink more than the limited fluid intake. Prof Giovanni Strippoli, Senior Vice President Scientific Affairs at Diaverum and Chairman of the Diaverum Academy and Dr. Paul Stroumza, Country Medical Director in…