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What does it mean to care for dialysis patients?
For B. Braun, caring for dialysis patients means creating close and supportive relationships of trust between the patients and all of the involved stakeholders – family, friends, physicians and caregivers of all sorts. Medical expertise and advanced technologies support our approach.
Starting with the initial diagnosis and continuing throughout the whole therapy process – including the time between dialysis sessions – we work to find the best possible way to support each patient in coping with his or her condition and in everyday life. This support includes education and advice, training of various sorts, lifestyle and dietary guidance and even vacation-planning assistance. Why does B. Braun do all of this? It’s very simple: our mission is to improve patients’ quality of life.
With our global network and expertise, we are able to offer a comprehensive dialysis solution portfolio as well as a wide range of services to support patients and make their lives easier and better.
General news for professionals
Elderly hemodialysis patients: AVF improves outcomes
For elderly patients, the optimal type of initial permanent access for hemodialysis is still very much up for discussion, say researchers at the University of Alabama in Birmingham (US) (Lee T et al, Vascular Access Type and Clinical Outcomes among Elderly Patients on Hemodialysis.
Hemodialysis: Check flow rates with imaging to predict access function
The construction of radiocephalic arteriovenous fistulas (RC-AVF) only achieves successful hemodialysis (HD) in around 40 percent of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients.