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DaVita to open 80 dialysis centres in Saudi

DaVita, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners that provides kidney care services, has won a tender to treat half of the 10,000 dialysis patients currently under the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Health’s care.   Under the

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Saudi king assigns $107m for kidney patients

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, the custodian of the two holy mosques, has allocated SR400 million ($106.6 million) to support kidney patients in the kingdom, said a report. The King Abdullah International Foundation for Human

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Kidney transplant ‘less likely at profit centres’

Kidney disease patients treated at for-profit dialysis centres are 20 per cent less likely to be informed about transplant options than those at nonprofit centres, said a new report. The patients are more likely to be referred for the pote

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DM Healthcare launches dialysis centre in Kerala

DM Healthcare, a leading healthcare group in the Middle East and India, has inaugurated a community dialysis centre in Trivandrum, Kerala, the first non-profit dialysis centre in the city. An initiative of DM Foundation in association wit

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Abu Dhabi signs up Fresenius for dialysis services

Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Seha) has signed up Fresenius Medical Care, a leading provider of products and services for patients with chronic kidney failure, for provision of dialysis services across the emirate. The signing of the

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Seha dialysis unit construction on track

Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Seha) has announced that construction work for its new independent centre for dialysis is on schedule, with completion expected in October. Seha aims to complete the project in Al Mafraq area, the first o

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Abu Dhabi to set up independent dialysis centre

Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Seha) said it has received approval from the executive committee in Abu Dhabi to create an independent centre for dialysis in Al Mafraq area. The centre, which is the first of its kind in Abu Dhabi, will

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Artificial kidney ‘may help do away with dialysis’

The first implantable artificial kidney has been developed by researchers from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) who hope the device may eliminate the need for dialysis in the future. The device uses a hemofilter to elimin

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Abu Dhabi hospital gets dialysis units

Two state-of-the-art kidney dialysis units and one natural physiotherapy unit have been installed at Sila Hospital. The new additions to the facility are now available to treat patients suffering from renal and orthopaedic illnesses, said

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Al Zahra installs new dialysis unit

Al Zahra Hospital, one of the leading medical facilities in the UAE, has launched a modern dialysis unit under its nephrology department. The hospital said it is the first such unit being installed by a private hospital in Sharjah.

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