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Baxter Healthcare launches My Kidney Journey portal to assist sufferers with Persistent Kidney Illness in Asia Pacific
Printed on December 9, 2021
Hyderabad – Baxter Asia Pacific (Baxter), a worldwide chief in dialysis care, introduced at the moment the launch of My Kidney Journey, a complete on-line portal to assist sufferers dwelling with Persistent Kidney Illness (CKD) within the Asia Pacific (APAC) area throughout India, Singapore, Vietnam, Taiwan, Malaysia and Thailand.
Persistent Kidney Illness (CKD) is on the rise in APAC and continues to be a significant public well being downside in international locations equivalent to India. CKD prevalence in India is roughly 8600* per million inhabitants and a couple of.2** lakh ESRD sufferers are added yearly as a result of rising incidence of diabetes mellitus, hypertension, greater detection fee and an ageing inhabitants.
My Kidney Journey has been developed to supply further info on CKD such because the signs, causes and levels, in addition to balanced and up-to-date info on a number of remedy choices to handle CKD equivalent to Dwelling Haemodialysis (Dwelling HD), Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) at residence, in-centre dialysis care and kidney transplant. It additionally provides assist to sufferers, households and caregivers by offering insights on methods to dwell nicely on dialysis, together with dealing with the emotional difficulties of a analysis and calls for of remedy.
Dr. Sree Bhushan Raju, Head of Nephrology Division, Nizam’s Institute of Medical Science and Honourable Secretary, Peritoneal Dialysis Society of India mentioned: “It is not uncommon for individuals to expertise misery and nervousness when CKD progresses and alternative remedy turns into compulsory. Entry to info by means of credible on-line sources like My Kidney Journey or offline sources can empower CKD sufferers with related info to assist them make higher selections, leading to extra profitable remedy outcomes.”
The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted individuals with persistent sicknesses. These with pre-existing situations, together with CKD, are at better danger of extra severe sickness with COVID-19 due to their immunocompromised standing. Dwelling dialysis provides a possibility for CKD sufferers to handle their situation from the consolation of their houses, whereas decreasing direct human interactions from hospital visits, in addition to the chance of an infection. New knowledge from Baxter highlights that distant affected person administration digital well being helps HCPs to enhance scientific outcomes, together with monitoring their sufferers’ residence dialysis remedies, 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 means of our continued innovation in trendy PD (Peritoneal Dialysis) together with residence and in-centre Haemodialysis (HD) therapies and providers,” mentioned Andrew Frye, President of Baxter Asia Pacific.
“There isn’t a one-size matches all mannequin for managing Persistent Kidney Illness (CKD). Nevertheless, we hope that this new on-line portal will present sufferers with the information and sources they should plan for a wholesome and full life whereas on dialysis or different CKD remedies. Other than sufferers, we hope that My Kidney Journey is usually a platform that gives 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 12 international locations and 9 completely different languages throughout APAC. For extra, go to https://apac.mykidneyjourney.com/.
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