Strong commitment to Research and Innovation: 45 scientific contributions of FME at the WCN 2013

 
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With a clear research focus on fluid management to improve patient outcomes, Fresenius Medical Care presented their latest study results in Hong Kong during this year's WCN.

The World Congress of Nephrology (WCN) is the leading biennial educational event in international nephrology and was held in Hong Kong from May 31–June 4 2013. Fresenius Medical Care’s strong commitment to research and innovation was evidenced by the 45 abstracts of original scientific research accepted for presentation at the congress. These scientific posters spanned multiple research categories, from haemodialysis to nutrition and anaemia.

The categories with the most Fresenius Medical Care research contributions were:

  • Haemodialysis (14)
  • Epidemiology, outcomes and health services research in dialysis (6)
  • Vascular access in dialysis (6)
  • Anaemia (CKD and ESKD) (5)
  • Extracorporeal dialysis: techniques and adequacy (3)
  • Nutrition (CKD and ESKD) (2)

A key focus of this year’s research from Fresenius Medical Care presented at the WCN was the importance of fluid management in dialysis patients. Jirka and colleagues demonstrated that objective monitoring of fluid overload can be used to identify those patients at higher risk of hospitalisation and inflammation,1 while Moissl and colleagues showed that fluid overload significantly affects haemoglobin levels in chronic kidney disease patients and should therefore be taken into account when assessing haemoglobin for anaemia management.2 A number of studies also supported the efficacy of Fresenius Medical Care’s Body Composition Monitor (BCM) in identifying patients with sub-optimal fluid status and supporting active fluid management, thereby improving fluid status and outcomes in patients undergoing dialysis.1-10

As a vertically integrated company, Fresenius Medical Care provides a complete solution for people with chronic kidney failure – from research and development to manufacturing our dialysis products to providing complete therapy options within our own clinics. We are committed to supporting clinicians improve patient outcomes by offering innovative products and services at every stage of dialysis therapy.

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References:

  1. Jirka T, Wabel P, Chamney P et al. Impact of fluid overload on anemia, inflammatory status and hospitalisation. Presented at the: World Congress of Nephrology (WCN). Hong Kong, May 31–June 4 2013: Abstract SU543.
  2. Moissl U, Wabel P, Wieskotten S et al. Fluid overload dilutes Hb levels in CKD 3 and 4 patients. Presented at the: World Congress of Nephrology (WCN). Hong Kong, May 31–June 4 2013: Abstract SU448.
  3. Chamney P, Metzner J, Moissl U et al. Objective measurement of normohydration weight can be achieved with high reproducibility in the routine dialysis setting. Presented at the: World Congress of Nephrology (WCN). Hong Kong, May 31–June 4 2013: Abstract SA490.
  4. Chamney P, Metzner J, Moissl U et al. Routine objective measurement of fluid overload in a dialysis network. Presented at the: World Congress of Nephrology (WCN). Hong Kong, May 31–June 4 2013: Abstract SU502.
  5. Wabel P, Hou CC, Cheng CT et al. Prevalence and comparison of fluid overload in Taiwanese and European HD patients. Presented at the: World Congress of Nephrology (WCN). Hong Kong, May 31–June 4 2013: Abstract SA491.
  6. Garci D, Wabel P, Moissl U et al. Fluid overload and hypertension in CKD 1–5 patients – results from the FME-PREVER screening program Colombia. Presented at the: World Congress of Nephrology (WCN). Hong Kong, May 31–June 4 2013: Abstract SU365.
  7. Moissl U, Wieskotten S, Chamney P, Wabel P. Measurement of fluid status using bioimpedence spectroscopy. Presented at the: World Congress of Nephrology (WCN). Hong Kong, May 31–June 4 2013: Abstract SA414. To view the poster, click here.
  8. Wing LJ, Leung CW, Shing CK et al. Effect of peritoneal dialysis fluid in the measurement of hydration status by bioimpedence spectroscopy in peritoneal dialysis patients in Hong Kong. Presented at the: World Congress of Nephrology (WCN). Hong Kong, May 31–June 4 2013: Abstract MO349.
  9. Kwan BC, Szeto C-C, Chow K-M, et al. Bioimpedence spectroscopy for the detection of fluid overload in Chinese peritoneal diaylsui patients. Presented at the: World Congress of Nephrology (WCN). Hong Kong, May 31–June 4 2013: Abstract SA551.
  10. Moissl U, Arias-Guillén M, Fontseré N et al. Fluid management decision support in chronic HD patients. Presented at the: World Congress of Nephrology (WCN). Hong Kong, May 31–June 4 2013: Abstract MO402.