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  • Haf48 Haf48 Jun 24, 2003 10:38 PM Flag

    Arena

    This machine is for dialysis units. I don't know anything about the machine but their technology is not that great. But Gambro's piece of shit machine and technology also sucks so my money would be on a user friendly machine that I can do myself so that I don't have fast food workers giving me care. Buy this stock or loan me some money so I can.

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    • My understanding is Arena is not a dialysis machine, but simply an interface to existing machines - a 'patch' to inferior technologies. We're going much, much higher, kids.

      r2k

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      • The following is taken directly from the BAxter press release that announced the 510(K) clearance.

        Baxter designed the ARENA device in response to extensive customer feedback. It includes many enhancements and applications important to both kidney dialysis patients and health-care providers, for example: a large color touch screen for easier data entry that can be viewed from a distance, a sodium button that simplifies the delivery of a boost of saline used to combat cramping (a side effect of dialysis treatment) and a pre-programmable patient data card containing a patient's individual prescription for dialysis, ensuring accurate prescription entry and reducing staff time for set up that would be required with other dialysis machines. These features allow for greater patient and dialysis administrator convenience by cutting down time of treatment and allowing for greater control of the dialysis device.