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Home hemodialysis

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Advanced therapies and services for home patients

  • Sophisticated safety features
  • HighVolumeHDF ® improves patient outcomes 1
  • Ergonomic design for easy use

Dialysis at the highest quality level

For a significant number of End Stage Renal Disease patients, Home Hemodialysis (HHD) presents a viable alternative to in-center treatment.

Studies have also shown that the patients themselves perceive significant benefits in dialyzing at home. More flexibility in choosing the time of day to perform dialysis gives them greater freedom in their life. As a result, they often feel better, both emotionally and physically, after converting to home dialysis. 1

Patients are able to dialyze more frequently, with beneficial results including improved blood pressure control, reduced medication, and the ability to have a more enjoyable diet and live a more normal life. 1

Centered around the dialysis machine 5008S CorDiax, Fresenius Medical Care has developed a comprehensive portfolio of optimized complementary products that make partner-assisted or self hemodialysis treatment reliable and easy.

The complete home hemodialysis solution smartbag®

At a glance

Sophisticated safety features

  • Special user interface and simplified patient screen for easy access to key treatment functions
  • Improved monitoring of the venous path with Venous Access Monitoring (VAM), a dynamic and highly sensitive monitoring of the venous pressure
  • The single-use sensor patch of the VenAcc wetness detector enables immediate detection of small amounts of fluid
Sophisticated safety features
5008S CorDiax with optional VenAcc stops the blood pump immediately if fluid is detected, e.g. caused by needle dislodgement

HighVolumeHDF® improves patient outcomes4

  • Less hospitalization and improved patient survival 4
  • Improved cardiovascular stability and reduced risk of hypotensive episodes compared to HD treatment 4
HighVolumeHDF® improves patient outcomes
Results from the Catalonian high-volume HDF study Graph adapted from Maduell F. et al., (2013). 4

Ergonomic design for easy use

  • ONLINE priming for simple preparation of the extracorporeal circuit: no ready-made rinse solutions needed for priming, reinfusion, and bolus
  • Rotatable screen, for good visibility, that can be dimmed for undisturbed nocturnal dialysis
  • Remote control with wireless communication and emergency button, allowing easy handling of the key treatment parameters
Ergonomic design for easy use
Simplified screen for control of key treatment parameters and a remote control

Related content

1 Tennankore KK. et al. Intensive home hemodialysis: benefits and barriers. Nature Reviews Nephrology 2012; 8: 515–522
2 Internal data: Comparative Lifecycle Assessment of FME acid concentrates. Ecoinvent 2.2 (2013). Based on the comparisonn of smartbag® to an equivalent standard canister of the Fresenius Medical Care product portfolio for individual treatment supply
3
Maduell F. et al. Poster 390-MO, EDTA 2013
4 Maduell F. et al. High-efficiency postdilution online hemodiafiltration reduces all-cause mortality in hemodialysis patients. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 2013; 24(3): 487–97