Improving dialysis in the home
By Chris Humby, Vice-President Medical at Sagentia
Statistics surrounding chronic kidney disease (CKD) make sobering reading. An estimated one in ten people worldwide have the condition. Millions die each year awaiting an organ transplant, and millions more live in a holding pattern of clinic-based or home-based dialysis.
In the US, where one in seven people have CKD, decisive action has been taken to improve patients’ lives. The Executive Order on Advancing American Kidney Health aims to remove barriers to innovation and encourage development of better dialysis options, with an emphasis on home-based dialysis.
At Sagentia, we believe there is scope for rapid and meaningful improvement of existing dialysis systems. Devices that blend technical innovation with patient-centric design could make home dialysis easier and more suitable for a greater number of patients in the near future.