Coming Soon: A Wearable Artificial Kidney?

Coming Soon: A Wearable Artificial Kidney? - Health Council

“Someday, dialysis patients might free themselves of clunky machines, moving about with a “wearable artificial kidney” instead. That’s the promise of a new clinical trial that suggests this type of technology is finally within reach.”

“The dream has long been a small portable device that could perform dialysis as patients went about their usual day”

“That dream may be getting nearer: A prototype of such a device was recently tested on seven patients at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. The study was led by the device’s inventor, Dr. Victor Gura of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and chief medical officer of Blood Purifications Technologies in California.”

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