Tag: dialysis

Flex Vessel Prep

VentureMed completes enrolment of Flex Vessel Prep system randomised controlled trial...

VentureMed Group recently announced that it has completed enrolment of a randomised controlled trial (RCT) titled 'Flex Vessel Prep prior to PTA for the...

Dialyze Direct publishes data indicating rapid recovery times following more frequent...

Dialyze Direct has announced that its findings regarding the effect of more frequent dialysis for end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) patients in skilled nursing facilities...

Houston, we have a dialysis access problem

The concept of dedicated vascular access centres fuels a turbocharged Texan tussle with Karl Illig (Flow Vascular Center, Houston, USA) taking on Eric Peden...

Retransplantation may offer greater survival outcomes than dialysis following a failed...

As per a clinical study involving more than 2,300 adult patients, a second kidney transplant is likely to offer improved survival outcomes when compared...

US researchers develop methods to improve patient screening for compassionate dialysis

Screening protocols to determine who qualifies for ‘compassionate dialysis’ in hospitals with high numbers of uninsured patients are contributing to increased strain on the...

Dialyss Pte Limited acquired by NextKidney BV

NextKidney BV has announced the acquisition of Dialyss Pte Limited from 1 January 2022. According to a press release, this marks a major milestone...

Dialysis tech firm Pathfinder Medical secures £8.5 million

Pathfinder Medical, which has developed a proprietary technology to guide and accurately align catheters in endovascular procedures allowing clinicians to make connections across blood...

New company Anais Medical to bring high-realism simulation for interventional procedures...

Anais Medical, a new company founded by Parc Taulí Research and Innovation Institute (I3PT) and led by José Ibeas (nephrologist at Parc Taulí University...

Fresenius and Biim to expand usage of portable ultrasound system for...

Fresenius Kidney Care and Biim Ultrasound AS have announced an agreement to expand use of Biim's innovative ultrasound system for assisting needle cannulation prior to dialysis...

DaVita announces its North American operations are now powered by 100%...

DaVita has recently become the first kidney care provider to completely power its North American operations with renewable energy, according to a press release...
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Alio and Lifeline create partnership for dialysis access patient monitoring

Alio has announced a partnership with Lifeline Vascular Care in support of patients living with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Alio leverages artificial intelligence (AI)...

DaVita Clinical Research study indicates mRNA COVID-19 vaccines effective in dialysis...

Dialysis patients who received mRNA COVID-19 vaccines had a lower risk of COVID-19 diagnosis post-vaccination, and were less likely to be hospitalised or die...
understanding dialysis modalities

Improved understanding of current dialysis modalities may hold greater value than...

There are several different types of dialysis treatment available to kidney disease patients—with the three major players, in-centre haemodialysis (ICHD), home haemodialysis (HHD) and...
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Baxter launches My Kidney Journey portal to support kidney disease patients...

Baxter Asia Pacific (Baxter) has announced the launch of My Kidney Journey—a comprehensive online portal intended to support patients living with chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the Asia...

Outset Medical gains landmark CMS approval for Tablo home haemodialysis system

Outset Medical has announced that its Tablo haemodialysis system has received the first ever approval from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for...

New survey finds one third of UK dialysis patients still not...

Quanta Dialysis Technologies announced today the results of the UK Dialysis Patient Experience Survey, showing the wide variance in care experienced by UK dialysis...
dialysis

Stable incidence and survival of AVFs seen in long-term study of...

Despite an older dialysis population, the proportion and survival of arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) in Danish dialysis patients has not changed over a 39-year period....

Fresenius Medical Care North America announces three key clinical leadership appointments

Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA) has announced three key clinical leadership appointments to help drive priorities, including improving patient outcomes, adopting connected health technologies...

The WavelinQ™ EndoAVF System takes an innovative approach in creating endovascular...

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ImpediMed gains FDA Breakthrough Device designation for digital renal failure platform

ImpediMed, an Australia-based medical technology company using bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS) to generate powerful data to improve patient health, has announced that the Sozo digital...
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Baxter collaborating with AWS to enhance “digital transformation” of dialysis portfolio

Through collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Baxter International is using cloud technology solutions to accelerate its company-wide digital transformation. According to a Baxter...
NKF transplant recommendations

NKF publishes recommendations to move thousands of patients from dialysis to...

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) has released a position paper, developed by 16 nephrology experts from 13 institutions, with recommendations designed to navigate future research...
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Fresenius expands UK renal services with five-year Polar Speed agreement

Polar Speed—UPS Healthcare's UK operation—has announced a five-year commercial agreement with Fresenius Medical Care to provide warehouse and transport solutions for the delivery of...
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Diaverum launches 2021 travel guide for dialysis patients

Diaverum, a global renal care service provider, has launched its first ever holiday dialysis travel guide in an effort to “empower renal patients worldwide...

Virtual support groups create community for DaVita home dialysis patients

DaVita Kidney Care has launched virtual support groups through DaVita Care Connect, a mobile health platform designed for home dialysis patients, which the company...

US kidney care coalition announces major initiative to develop quality metrics...

Kidney Care Partners (KCP)—a US multi-stakeholder coalition representing patient advocates, physician organisations, health professional groups, dialysis providers, researchers and manufacturers—has relaunched the Kidney Care...
automated wearable artificial kidney

Further enhancements required to optimise artificial kidney device for peritoneal dialysis...

Despite the device demonstrating no serious adverse events (SAEs) in a preliminary safety study, researchers believe further enhancements are needed to improve the outcomes...
kidney transplant referrals

Higher kidney transplant referral rates found in non-profit dialysis facilities versus...

New research indicates that patients with kidney failure who receive care at for-profit dialysis facilities are less likely to be referred for kidney transplants...
covid-19 vaccine dialysis patients

US Renal Care distributes second round of COVID-19 vaccines to dialysis...

Dialysis provider US Renal Care recently announced it has finished administering a second round of mRNA vaccines to ensure better protection against COVID-19 for...
Robert Jones in the IR suite

Balloon angioplasty in critical time window central to endovascular success for...

Tackling the main culprit, stenosis in the arteriovenous anastomosis and outflow veins, with balloon angioplasty before it is “too late” can boost maturation rates...

Fresenius Medical Care makes dialysis clinics available for COVID-19 vaccination

Fresenius Medical Care has made its own dialysis clinics available for the vaccination of its patients against COVID-19. Dialysis patients are an especially high-risk group...

Algorithm predicts dialysis, and death from critical illness in hospitalised COVID-19...

Acute kidney injury (AKI) treated with dialysis is reported to be a frequent complication in patients hospitalised with COVID-19. Research published online in the...

Study provides new insights on COVID-19 risk in patients receiving dialysis

Many individuals with kidney failure have been unable to self-isolate during the COVID-19 pandemic because they require dialysis treatments in clinics several times a...
early-cannulation grafts

Early-cannulation grafts display parity with ePTFE options—but also face similar challenges

In addition to demonstrating comparable performance in terms of long-term patency, durability and associated complications, early-cannulation arteriovenous (AV) grafts may hold some advantages when...
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More mixed results for DCBs in AV access maintenance as evidence...

Additional randomised controlled data regarding the effectiveness of drug-coated balloons (DCBs) in maintaining arteriovenous (AV) access offers new evidence, but it is freighted with...
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Fresenius Medical Care introduces Kinexus connected health platform for home dialysis

Through its Renal Therapies Group, Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA) has introduced the Kinexus Therapy Management Platform—a new connected health platform for home...
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Baxter gains FDA clearance for next-generation AK 98 dialysis machine

American healthcare firm and global renal care innovator Baxter International has announced US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance of its next-generation Artificial...
high flow av fistulas

High-flow fistulas remain divisive, with uncertainty over reduction and outcomes

Discussions at this year’s Charing Cross (CX) 2021 Digital Edition (19–22 April, online) indicated that high-flow arteriovenous (AV) fistulas remain one of the more...
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Invizius raises £5.3 million to assess anti-inflammatory treatment for haemodialysis patients

Invizius has announced the closing of a Series A financing round worth £5.3 million. The Scottish biotechnology company will use this funding to complete...

Wearable device for AV fistula remote monitoring shows promise—but faces commercial...

A new wearable device designed to remotely monitor arteriovenous (AV) fistulae function in dialysis access patients uncovered promising data leading one set of researchers...
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Ultrasound guidance shown to improve cannulation accuracy, particularly in harder-to-needle AV...

A small, randomised trial conducted in a UK dialysis unit has found that ultrasound guidance can improve cannulation accuracy—and this improvement may be most...

Fresenius and DaVita make home dialysis technologies available to patients across...

Fresenius Medical Care North America and DaVita Kidney Care have announced an expanded agreement to make multiple home dialysis technologies available for patients across...

Renal artery involvement in EVAR linked to permanent dialysis and lower...

Renal artery involvement (RAI) in endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) is “highly predictive of the need for postoperative and permanent dialysis,” Anastasia Plotkin (University of...