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DaVita's Kidney Calculator iPhone App Downloaded in 24 Countries
Date:5/31/2009

DENVER, May 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA), a leading provider of kidney care services for those diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD), today announced the DaVita Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) Calculator for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch has been downloaded by patients across five continents and 24 countries.

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The full list of countries where the application has been downloaded includes:

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Britain
  • Canada
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • The Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Thailand
  • The United States

Available in language specific versions for English, French, Italian, Spanish and German, the iPhone application calculates Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) as a function of a patient's age, serum creatinine level, gender and race. GFR is considered by nephrologists and other kidney care professionals to be the best measure of kidney function and is used to plan life-saving treatment.

"The GFR Calculator has become a worldwide success and we're very pleased to have found a new and viable channel to share critical informa
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