Thursday, August 20, 2009

Wearable Artificial Kidney

The wearable artificial kidney that is being developed has been successful in preliminary trials. It looks promising with the ability to allow patients to strap on their 'portable dialysis' machines and receive dialysis 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

While it is still going through tests, things look promising.

"Our vision of a technological breakthrough has materialized in the form of a Wearable Artificial Kidney, which provides continuous dialysis 24 hours a day, seven days a week,"

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The device—essentially a miniaturized dialysis machine, worn as a belt—weighs about 10 pounds and is powered by two nine-volt batteries. Because patients don't need to be hooked up to a full-size dialysis machine, they are free to walk, work, or sleep while undergoing continuous, gentle dialysis that more closely approximates normal kidney function.

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The Wearable Artificial Kidney is successful in preliminary tests, including two studies in dialysis patients. The new study provides important information on the technical details that made these promising results possible.
This will be a great innovation that will allow dialysis patients not only avoid having to sit around the dialysis machine during dialysis sessions, but also allow continuous filtering of the toxins from the body, resulting in better health and quality of life.

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