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Joy of motherhood: Having a baby, even on dialysis
Only a few women who receive dialysis treatment can have a baby. Estimates indicate less than a thousand cases in which a dialysis patient has given birth to a child—in the entire world. In B. Braun Renal Care Center in Orenburg, Russia, two patients in one center were able to become mothers while under the care of chief physician Dr. Alexander Seliutin. One of the patients, Olga G., tells us about her life, pregnancy and the birth of her baby.
"We stay together - in good times and bad."
Millions of people around the world are affected by urinary tract disorders and incontinence. Barb, the protagonist of our Annual Report, has experienced what that means for those affected and their families: she cared for her mother-in-law for many years.
It's in your hands - prevent sepsis in health care
Health care-associated infections, infections acquired during health care delivery, are common and are a risk factor for developing sepsis but we can prevent this. Effective hand hygiene plays a key role. On world hand hygiene day - 5 May, the focus for everyone should be on prevention of sepsis in health care.