Love your kidneys!
On the 29th and 30th of March, Fresenius Medical Care Malaysia participated in a kidney disease awareness drive in support of World Kidney Day 2013. According to the Malaysia Clinical Practice Guideline on Hypertension, every second person over the age of 30 is suffering from high blood pressure in Malaysia. High blood pressure is one of the main reasons for kidney disease.
This is the story of an amazing little boy making the most of an unfortunate situation with the help of his loving parents. The story is written from the perspective of a mother who would move heaven and earth to give her son the best life he could have. The following tells of how this little boy’s big dream became a reality and the positive impact an APD (Automated Peritoneal Dialysis) machine had on his quality of life.
Therapy modality recently linked to impressive survival figures
In view of the recently published ESHOL study (Estudio de Supervivencia de Hemodiafitracion On-Line; On-Line Haemodiafiltration Survival Study) demonstrating that High Volume On-Line Hemodiafiltration (OL-HDF) therapy improves patients’ survival rate1, we would like to draw your attention towards our award winning 5008 therapy system.
The new Catalonian High Volume Online Haemodiafiltration (OL-HDF) study shows that High Volume OL-HDF therapy improves patient’s survival rate. With a 30% reduction of all-cause mortality and 33% lower risk of cardiovascular mortality patients should benefit from High Volume Online HDF.
World Kidney Day's (WKD) aim is to raise awareness of the importance of the kidneys to the overall health of the population and to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems worldwide. WKD is a joint initiative of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF).