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08/22/2012

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David

I am completely and utterly perplexed at the absolute lack of response to the FDA approval of a signifficant advancement in dialysis treatment has gone unrecognized and not utilized. I am speaking of the OL-Pur Mid-dilution Hemodiafiltration Module developed by a small Start-Up going by the name of NEPHROS. Fresenius even touts on their own website the far superior efficacy of their own Online HDF Dialysis Machine (the 5008 - for which they have not been able to get FDA approval)on their Euro website. The NEPHROS model goes a step further by introducing their patented Mid-diultion process that has proven to increase health and survival signifficantly. Also, not only does NEPHROS offer their cutting-edge technology in their own dialysis machine, they also produce an add-on OL MD HDF that converts any hemodialysis machine into one offering the substantial benefits of OL MD HDF. Why on earth is this not being made available now that it is FDA approved? Why hasn't Congress/CMS or even the Surgeon General mandated its use? Why must dialysis patients travel to Canada or Europe in order to get cutting edge treatment?

Norman

Where do you get this? Where are the trials? or are you talking about HDF in general?
Re:"The NEPHROS model goes a step further by introducing their patented Mid-diultion process that has proven to increase health and survival signifficantly."

In addition, NEPHROS filters are not universal, for example they don't work on NxStage machines: Re: "add-on OL MD HDF that converts any hemodialysis machine into one offering the substantial benefits of OL MD HDF"

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