Gambro introduces SelectBag® Citrate to improve quality of life for hemodialysis patientsApr 16, 2012 09:00 BST
Improving quality of life for hemodialysis patients is a primary goal of the innovative new SelectBag® Citrate concentrate from Gambro — the unique citrate-containing, acetate-free dialysis fluid for regular hemodialysis and hemodiafiltration treatment.
Citrate is a well-known antioxidant and anticoagulant and, coupled with Gambro’s Individualized Quality-assured Dialysis (IQD) approach, the concentrate aims to improve treatment tolerance and dialysis efficiency.
“With our latest innovation, SelectBag® Citrate, we are offering a more physiological dialysis fluid, where citrate will add a natural metabolite that provides both energy and buffering capacity to the patient,” says Juan Bosch, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Gambro. “Patients may benefit from reduced inflammation, improved acid-base status and better tolerance to treatment. Other advantages include easier electrolyte individualization, less thrombogenic dialysis and improved overall dialysis efficiency.”
SelectBag® Citrate is the latest addition to Gambro’s exceptional and groundbreaking BiCart Select® system, designed to meet stringent hygiene and safety requirements. A closed flow path ensures the highest possible fluid quality, fewer technical problems, increased efficiency and individualized care for patients.
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SelectBag® Citrate will be among products showcased at the Gambro booth at the 49th annual ERA-EDTA congress inParis, May 2012.
Photo of Juan Bosch, SVP Chief Medical Officer
Photo of SelectBag® Citrate
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Kristina Embring-Klang, Vice President Global Communications
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