The doctors and researchers at the Renal Research Institute and our academic partners are always working on investigating new areas with the aim of helping patients feel better and live longer.
So we’re always learning. The patients at our Avantus Renal Therapy clinics very frequently have the opportunity to enroll in studies which the Renal Research Institute either initiates or is a participating center. In this way, you have an opportunity to be part of clinical studies that focus on ways to improve patient care. Physicians and their patients together can decide in which studies they wish to participate, or none at all, if they choose.
For our patients and our staff, it’s exciting to be involved with an organization on the cutting edge of developing renal therapies and best practices. Our patients have taken part in every relevant National Institute of Health (NIH) study. With over three-hundred publications authored and numerous research achievements attained, the Renal Research Institute has led on every front — clinical research efforts on improving mortality rates, vascular access survivability, improving quality of life, enhancing dialysis technology, and progressive therapies for at-home and in-clinic use.
Current research efforts at RRI focus on enhancing patient outcomes by reducing bacteria and bacteria-products that enter the blood during dialysis. To that end, scientists and engineers are leading the industry in an approach for water purification that will tests to the highest standards of water purity – ultrapure water.
This is another example of the Avantus Renal Therapy commitment to the highest standard of patient care. It’s one more thing our patients and their doctors can feel good about.
A common theme of much of the research performed by RRI is the improvement of outcomes. These can be grouped as:
• Those improving mortality rates which is closely related to reduction in hospitalization
• Improvement of quality of life particularly in relationship to the dialysis treatment
Improvement in the success of vascular accesses by prolongation of their survival and reduction in their complication rates
• Improvement in the understanding of events that occur prior to death or hospitalization with the aim of establishing programs which will favorably reduce the rate or effect of such events
• Development of new technology which will provide an early warning of clinical problems