Fresenius Renal Therapies, a division of Fresenius Medical Care North America has launched a device that non-invasively measures hematocrit, oxygen saturation and percent change in intravascular blood volume during hemodialysis (HD) treatment.  The CLiC device is available for purchase for use with the Fresenius 2008T hemodialysis delivery system. Customers who have already purchased 2008T systems can purchase an upgrade kit.

“Fluid overload in dialysis patients is an important issue that needs to be addressed,” said Mark Costanzo, president of the Renal Therapies Group.

CLiC (Crit-Line in a Clip) is used with the 2008T machine and provides Crit-Line information on the 2008T screen display.  It replaces the traditional Crit-Line III monitor technology for the 2008T.

The device is designed to allow the health care professional to remove the maximum amount of fluid from the hemodialysis patient while preventing the common symptoms of dialysis such as nausea, cramping and vomiting, the company said in a statement.