End of Life Notice – Neo-2 Meter & Probes

Mesa will be discontinuing all service and rentals of the Neo-2 meter and probes as of 12/31/2015. As a result, we recommend that you replace any Neo-2 meters and probes in your facilities with the Mesa 90XL meter. Please speak to your Mesa sales representative or contact Mesa directly with questions at medsales@mesalabs.com for more information.…

End of Life Notice – 13.4 Conductivity Standard Solution, 32 oz

Mesa will be discontinuing the sales of the 13.4 mS Conductivity Standard Solution Quarts-32oz (part number 02.0009). Effective immediately. Mesa will continue to sell the 13.4 mS Conductivity Standard Solution Pints-16oz (part number 02.0016). Please speak to your Mesa sales representative or contact Mesa directly with questions at medsales@mesalabs.com for more information. Let’s talk DialyGuard! Talk with…

New Legislation Enhances Kidney Care

The Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research and Treatment Act, H.R. 1130 aims to enhance the efficiency of kidney care, eliminate access restriction to Medicare Advantage plans, and strengthen resolves to treat and avoid kidney disease and ESRD. This legislation adds to efforts that have been made to improve kidney care since 1972, when Congress…

A Brief History – Dialysis

Inspired by an article by John Abel, the first artificial kidney was born in 1943 thanks to the efforts of Dr. Willem Kolff, a Dutch physician. The dialyzer is now revered as one of the foremost life-saving medical technologies in existence, however, his early work was met with many hardships, from hiding the experiment during…

What is the Best Dialysis Treatment?

Currently, doctors recommend one method of Dialysis over the others to treat almost every patient due to treatment mortality rates. However, studies so far have only been observational in nature for their comparison of the treatments available, perhaps creating bias towards one over the other. It may be time to reassess these evaluations and start…

Why You Should Test Your Dialysate

Even low levels of chemicals, bacteria and endotoxins can be hazardous to dialysis patients if left undiscovered in municipal water. As patient health and safety are the top priority, the water should be consistently monitored and controlled, and tested prior to use in any dialysis treatments. During these treatments, the dialysate serves to clean harmful…