Dialysis is a procedure toremove waste products and excess fluid from the bloodwhen the kidneys stop working properly. It often involves diverting blood to a machine to be cleaned.
Haemodialysis is the most common type of dialysis. During the procedure,a tube is attached to a needle in your arm. Blood passes along the tube and into an external machine that filters it, before it's passed back intothe arm along another tube. This is usually carried out 3 days a week, with each session lasting around 4 hours.
Peritoneal dialysis involves surgery to implant a peritoneal dialysis (PD) catheter into yourabdomen. The catheter helps filter your blood through the peritoneum, a membrane in your abdomen. During treatment, a special fluid called dialysate flows into the peritoneum. The dialysate absorbs waste. Once the dialysate draws waste out of the bloodstream, it’s drained from your abdomen.
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is an urgent and growing global challenge. As per recent research it is estimated that there are as many as 4 million end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients globally, and millions more people go undiagnosed; this is a situation projected to grow annually.
Baxter is a leading provider of Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) products and services, designed to improve outcomes for renal patients around the globe. In addition to PD, Baxter offers a full range of therapies including Hemodialysis (HD) and Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT). By advancing the boundaries of health care through science, leadership, and innovation, we continue to be connected by one purpose—saving and sustaining the lives of patients.
For more than 60 years, we have partnered with the nephrology community to focus on pioneering care in both hemodialysis (HD) and peritoneal dialysis (PD); and we maintain that pioneering spirit today through new therapies like expanded hemodialysis (HDx) and remote patient management.
HomeChoice is an Automated Peritoneal Dialysis (APD) system that has been designed to meet the needs of many patients, including children and adults of different weights and sizes. It is used at night for APD therapy and has been the only pump-based cycler for over a decade with history of proven performance. And because it's small in size, easy to use and won't get in your way, it's ideal for use at home and can easily be placed on your bedside nightstand. It is also highly portable, so it can be used when you travel.
HomeChoice PRO is an Automated Peritoneal Dialysis (APD) system that allows your doctor to remotely monitor your therapy with the use of customized clinical software, and a special data card. HomeChoice PRO is easy to use; you just insert a PRO card into your machine at the start of treatment to capture all the information from that dialysis session. This information can help your doctor determine if your treatment or prescriptions require any changes, which can help make the most of your therapy (Source: Baxter India)