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:
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.