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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
Anion gap as a determinant of ionized fraction of divalent cations in hemodialysis patients
Patients with chronic kidney disease often show altered circulating levels of anions that bind to magnesium and calcium, report researchers at the Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine in Japan (Sakaguchi Y et al, Anion Gap as Determinant of Ionized Fraction of Divalent Cations in Hemodialysis Patients.
Home dialysis: Daily, nightly, conventionally all have the same patient/treatment survival
Home hemodialysis (HHD) has many benefits for the patients, but to date there are not enough studies comparing the outcomes of different home-based hemodialysis modalities, say scientists at the University of Toronto in Canada (Tennankore KK et al, Short daily-, nocturnal- and conventional-home hemodialysis have similar patient and treatment survival.