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2013-10-31 08:34:13

LAUSANNE, Switzerland and SINGAPORE, October 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Debiotech SA, Switzerland, and AWAK Technologies Pte Ltd., Singapore, announced today that they have entered into a partnership agreement regarding the development and manufacturing of a novel miniaturized Home Hemodialysis machine intended to serve the growing need for homecare treatment of patients suffering from end-stage renal disease. This new system will be based on Debiotech's highly miniaturized Home...

2013-10-18 12:56:36

Treatment shows promise for improving artery function Receiving dialysis at home while sleeping not only improves kidney health and quality of life for people with kidney disease, it could also decrease their risk of heart disease, says new study presented at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress. "Patients with end-stage renal disease have at least a five-fold increase in cardiovascular complications," says Dr. Christopher Overgaard, one of the study's authors and a cardiologist at the...

2013-05-06 23:21:35

“The World Market for Dialysis Equipment and Services (United States, Japan, UK, Italy, India, China, Australia and Canada)” is the new market research report added to ReportsnReports.com store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) May 06, 2013 This report looks at both the equipment and service aspects of the dialysis industry. The industry enjoys a unique place in the healthcare sector. The industry encompasses two very lucrative segments -- the medical device industry (dialysis products and...

2013-01-06 20:20:13

SINGAPORE, Jan. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AWAK Technologies announced today it has entered into an exclusive agreement with Baxter International, Inc. for the development of innovative wearable dialysis technology. The agreement enables AWAK to continue the development of its investigational peritoneal dialysis-based automated wearable artificial kidney. AWAK Technologies is a research-focused, medical technology company dedicated to the development and commercialization of...

2012-10-19 07:23:23

SINGAPORE and BURBANK, Calif., Oct. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AWAK Technologies announced today that it is extending its innovative sorbent technology platform to be used in haemodialysis systems. The technology is currently used in the company's wearable dialysis product, the peritoneal dialysis-based Automated Wearable Artificial Kidney (AWAK). The sorbent technology is a key component for dialysate regeneration used during dialysis session. Conventional hemodialysis systems consume...

2012-09-12 10:55:26

Renal transplantation is best treatment option for improving quality of life in people with late-stage chronic kidney disease In people with late-stage chronic kidney disease, renal transplantation is the best treatment option to improve quality of life, but for those receiving dialysis, home-based automated peritoneal dialysis (in which fluids are infused into the abdominal cavity and can be done nightly at home) provides a better quality of life than continuous ambulatory peritoneal...

2012-05-16 10:24:35

MERCER ISLAND, Wash., May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Liberty Dialysis (www.libertydialysis.com), owner and operator of more than 260 dialysis clinics nationwide, is celebrating its 1,000th patient to participate in its Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) program. Liberty Dialysis is known for its strong commitment to home therapies for End Stage kidney disease patients, making this a particularly special milestone for the company. The 1,000th PD patient was trained in just two weeks, by nephrology...

2012-05-16 11:22:02

The constant health education that dialysis patients receive can lead to boredom and noncompliance. But a Loyola University Medical Center study has found that brief, casual chats can be a significant benefit to patients. The technique is called "talking control support therapy.” As patients were undergoing dialysis, researchers stopped by for informal chats. A typical conversation began with small talk, before moving on to general conversation about healthy dialysis lifestyles....

2012-04-26 22:25:31

Home-based dialysis is more popular in developing countries, less so in developed Researchers at Lawson Health Research Institute have discovered that developing countries have faster growing rates of use of home-based dialysis (called peritoneal dialysis) for kidney failure than the developed world. Despite home-based dialysis' reduced cost and better outcomes, developed countries (including Canada) are using this form of therapy less. The study by Dr. Arsh Jain, Lawson researcher and...

2012-04-08 22:20:20

DALLAS, April 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ReportsnReports adds new market research report 'Renal Dialysis Equipment Market to 2017 - Lower Costs and Similar Efficacy Rates as Hemodialysis to Increase Adoption Rates of Peritoneal Dialysis' to its store. This research shows rapid growth in the number of End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) patients owing to the growing prevalence of diabetes, hypertension and an increasingly large elderly population are driving the market globally. Factors...