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Pediatric hemodialysis

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5008 Paed therapy system – solutions for pediatric patients

  • Targeting growth and cardiovascular health
  • Makes highly efficient HDF therapy accessible for children
  • Proven system works together aiming at best possible safety 

Hemodialysis — targeting growth and cardiovascular health

Hemodiafiltration (HDF) – the recommended course of action

Fresenius Medical Care — 5008 CorDiax paediatric screen saver
5008 — pediatric version

There is growing evidence that Hemodiafiltration (HDF) is the most effective way to prevent cardiovascular disease in children and to support growth2,3,4.

The 5008 Paed machine makes the highly efficient HDF therapy also accessible for children.

With 5008 Paed Fresenius Medical Care offers a proven system to treat young patients starting from 10 kg of body weight. All components of the system, dialysis machine, blood line and the dialyzers have been tested to perfectly work together as an entity.

With our 5008 Paed therapy system we are offering solutions for the specific challenges associated to HD in pediatric patients:


  • Management of low volumes
  • Best therapy outcome
  • Wellbeing during treatment
  • Additional safety features
  • Best handling and smart accessories 

Managing low volumes

Fresenius Medical Care — Pediatric dialysis device
5008 Paed dialysis device

Management of low volumes:


  • Sensitive machine settings and limits
  • Blood flow limited according to body weight
  • Reduced bolus rate according to blood flow
  • Reduced blood flow of 50ml/min for a gentle start of dialysis
  • Adapted air and microbubble detection sensitivity
  • Pediatric User setup
  • Pediatric AV blood line set with reduced fill volume of 114 ml

The 5008 Paed software allows adjusting therapeutic parameters and thresholds within pediatric ranges, for example:

  • Reinfusion volume to be chosen within the range of 60 - 480 ml
  • Ultrafiltration rate to be limited until max. 1500ml/h
  • Heparin rate to be set within the range of 0.5-10 ml/h 

Best therapy outcome

Dialyzers with reduced volume

Wellbeing during treatment

Additional safety features

Best handling and clever accessories adapted to pediatric use

Related Content

1 Chavers BM, Li S, Collins AJ, Herzog CA. Cardiovascular disease in pediatric chronic dialysis patients. Kidney International 2002; 62(2):648-653.

2 Fischbach M, Terzic J, Menouer S, Dheu C, Soskin S, Helmstetter A et al. Intensified and daily hemodialysis in children might improve statural growth. Pediatric Nephrology 2006; 21(11):1746-1752.

3 Fischbach M, Terzic J, Menouer S, Dheu C, Seuge L, Zalosczic A. Daily on line haemodiafiltration promotes catch-up growth in children on chronic dialysis. Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation 2010; 25(3):867-873.

4 Schaefer F. Daily online haemodiafiltration: the perfect 'stimulus package' to induce growth? Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation 2010; 25(3):658-660.