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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei, Nov. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Baxter Asia Pacific (Baxter), a world chief in dialysis care, introduced at present the launch of My Kidney Journey, a complete on-line portal to assist sufferers dwelling with Persistent Kidney Illness (CKD) in Brunei.
Persistent Kidney Illness (CKD) is on the rise in APAC and continues to be a serious public well being downside. It’s also known as a ‘silent killer’ as sufferers current no signs till they attain a complicated stage of the illness, and is changing into extra prevalent in nations throughout Asia. Brunei, for instance, has the fifth highest incidence of kidney failure globally. In keeping with statistics from the Division of Renal Companies, Ministry of Well being (MoH) on the finish of 2020, an estimated 10 per cent (or 40,000 folks) of the entire inhabitants in Brunei suffers from power kidney illness.
My Kidney Journey has been developed to offer extra info on CKD such because the signs, causes and phases, in addition to balanced and up-to-date info on a number of therapy choices to handle CKD reminiscent of Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) at house, in-centre Haemodialysis (HD) and kidney transplant. It additionally provides assist to sufferers, households and caregivers by offering insights on methods to reside nicely on dialysis, together with dealing with the emotional difficulties of a analysis and calls for of therapy.
The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted folks with power sicknesses. These with pre-existing situations, together with CKD, are at higher threat of extra critical sickness with COVID-19 due to their immunocompromised standing. House dialysis provides a possibility for CKD sufferers to handle their situation from the consolation of their properties, whereas decreasing direct human interactions from hospital visits, in addition to the probability of an infection. New information from Baxter highlights that distant affected person administration digital well being helps HCPs to enhance scientific outcomes, together with monitoring their sufferers’ house dialysis therapies, and remotely adjusting remedy with out the necessity for sufferers to make visits to the clinic or hospital.
“Baxter is dedicated to bettering the care and high quality of life for sufferers with CKD by way of our continued innovation in fashionable PD (Peritoneal Dialysis), In-Centre HD (Haemodialysis), together with House HD (House Haemodialysis) and different home-base renal substitute therapies and companies, which have confirmed to be advantageous particularly throughout the pandemic,” mentioned Andrew Frye, President of Baxter Asia Pacific.
“There is no such thing as a one-size suits all mannequin for managing Persistent Kidney Illness (CKD). Nevertheless, we hope that My Kidney Journey will present sufferers with the information and sources they should plan for a wholesome and full life whereas on dialysis or different CKD therapies. Apart from sufferers, we hope that this new on-line portal is usually a platform that provides assist to caregivers who’re supporting their family members to regulate to life with CKD and their very own private journey,” Frye added.
My Kidney Journey APAC is now obtainable to sufferers and most of the people in 10 nations and 9 completely different languages, together with Bahasa Melayu. For extra, go to https://apac.mykidneyjourney.com/ms-BN.
Each day, tens of millions of sufferers and caregivers depend on Baxter’s main portfolio of essential care, diet, renal, hospital and surgical merchandise. For greater than 85 years, we have been working on the essential intersection the place improvements that save and maintain lives meet the healthcare suppliers that make it occur. With merchandise, applied sciences and therapies obtainable in additional than 100 nations, Baxter’s staff worldwide are actually constructing upon the corporate’s wealthy heritage of medical breakthroughs to advance the following era of transformative healthcare improvements.
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