AAKP is supporting a research initiative with Relavo, a medical device company aiming to make peritoneal dialysis safer and more accessible by reducing the risk of peritonitis, which hospitalizes 15% of PD patients annually. Relavo is a recent winner of the KidneyX Innovation Accelerator Phase 2: Redesign Dialysis Competition, and of the KidneyX Patient Innovator Challenge. AAKP and Relavo are seeking patients and caregivers with CCPD experience that are over 18, currently live in the US, and read/understand English, to participate in an online survey. The results will be used to ensure that a Relavo device, the PeritoneX, addresses what matters most to patients and caregivers. Learn more about PeritoneX, which disinfects CCPD tubing during treatment set-up, at https://relavomedical.com/. Find the survey at https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5787206/Relavo-Device-Survey.
The ANNA Special Practice Networks have published a series of several-page Fact Sheets on a number of topics:
- Peritoneal Dialysis Fact Sheet at https://www.annanurse.org/download/reference/practice/pdFactSheet.pdf.
- Pediatric Peritoneal Dialysis Fact Sheet at https://www.annanurse.org/download/reference/practice/pedPDFactSheet.pdf.
- AKI Fact Sheet on Clinical Issues at https://www.annanurse.org/download/reference/practice/akiClinicalFactSheet.pdf.
- AKI Fact Sheet on Financial/Payment/Billing Issues at https://www.annanurse.org/download/reference/practice/akiFinancialFactSheet.pdf.
The Portland Kidney Group offers Peer Support for dialysis patients of all modalities, and transplant donors and recipients.
PKG and NKF will also sponsor the annual Kidney Wellness Fair & Community Picnic on August 20, 2017, and the 8th Anniversary Holiday Gathering on November 5, 2017, in Portland OR.
For details on all three, see the 2017 PKG Calendar at https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/PKG2017.pdf .
The May 2017 Northwest Renal Network Patient Bulletin or Monthly Patient Flyer, titled “Dialysis News,” is about current and future advances in dialysis technology, including the wireless Outset Medical Tabio HD System that is designed for ease of use and remote monitoring, the web-based Baxter AMIA PD Cycler also designed for remote monitoring, and the implantable bioartificial kidneys being developed at the University of California, San Francisco and at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
The issue also includes a note about the free online My Life, My Dialysis Choice decision aid from MEI.
Find the NWRN Monthly Patient Flyers at https://www.nwrn.org/patients-a-family/ptedres/mon.html .
The FDA has announced a Class II Recall of several lots of Baxter PrismaSate BGK2/0 Dialysis Solution for Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy because of leaks. For details see http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/ires/index.cfm#tabNav_advancedSearch and do an Advanced Search on Recall Number: Z-2049-2016 .