Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is an ongoing journey. And while every journey is unique, Baxter is with you every step of the way, providing options that can balance your lifestyle with high standards of care.
Once you've been diagnosed with CKD or end-stage renal disease, it can seem like everything changes; you must learn about the nature of the disease, and make challenging decisions about your treatment options.
We understand the dramatic difference effective renal care can make when sequenced in a way that works with your body. We also understand your therapy goals include feeling well and maintaining an active lifestyle to work, travel and enjoy life to your choosing. That’s why we work to support you and your healthcare providers to deliver comprehensive treatment options designed to support the best care possible and help make therapy easier for you and your family.
Baxter has supported patients on their renal care journey with innovative therapy options for more than 60 years. We pioneered both home dialysis (peritoneal dialysis) and in-center dialysis (hemodialysis), and we’re not done yet. We are committed to helping you achieve the best outcomes possible through simplified care.
My home dialysis system talks me through therapy; it’s like having a friend in the room with you. My favorite part of the system is its remote connectivity feature, because I know my nurse can see how my treatments are going and call if something doesn’t look right.
Chronic kidney failure is the gradual loss of kidney function that results from a long-term disease. This is the more common type of kidney failure. Although it cannot be reversed, it can be treated. We invite you to increase your understanding of what the kidneys do and what happens when they begin to fail, review CKD treatment options and the different types of dialysis. Learn more at PDEmpowers.com, an essential online resource for patients living with CKD that contains a variety of educational tools.
Remote Patient Management
Our SHARESOURCE remote patient management platform is a two-way, cloud-based telehealth technology widely adopted globally for home renal patients. Remote patient management allows your healthcare team to remotely monitor and manage your therapy from their clinic, which includes the ability to adjust your prescription to optimize therapy without the need for a clinic visit. This added visibility to your home therapy also allows them to follow up with you in a more timely manner if they have questions about your treatments. SHARESOURCE is featured with our AMIA APD System and HOMECHOICE CLARIA APD System.
Automated Peritoneal Dialysis with AMIA
There are two types of dialysis: peritoneal dialysis (done at home) and hemodialysis (typically done in a hospital or clinic). Automated peritoneal dialysis (APD) is a form of PD done by a machine, usually while you sleep so you can carry on normal activities during the day. To help simplify your APD therapy done in the comfort of your home, we designed the AMIA APD system with intuitive features, such as voice guidance, a touchscreen control panel and the SHARESOURCE remote patient management platform. AMIA's compact design also means it can be packed in a car or taken onboard an airplane, allowing you to conduct therapy when traveling for work or leisure.
Advancing Global Renal Care
1 in 10
People globally have some degree of CKD. Early detection can help prevent the progression of kidney disease to kidney failure1
About a half-million people in the United States are receiving dialysis treatment today2
To learn more about CKD and connect with other patients and families, visit The National Kidney Foundation (NKF), the largest, most comprehensive and longstanding organization dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease.