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The Wearable Artificial Kidney - closer than you can ever imagine by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 09 Nov 2012 9:18pm When I first heard about the Wearable Artificial Kidney (WAK) by Dr. Victor Gura of Cedars Sinai-UCLA, I was a little skeptical. I thought it was good but it would be out in the market long after I was gone! These kinds of revolutionary treatments or devices usually take decades, if not more, to reach the common man, especially in countries lik ... Read on »
Wearable Artificial Kidney by Matt S. Posted Sat 24 May 2008 12:00am The man on the left is Victor Gura, one of the authors on a 2007 Lancet paper demonstrating the efficacy of the wearable artificial kidney (WAK). The machine (which can perhaps be likened to deluxe version of Batman's tool belt) weighs about 10 pounds, and apparently another prototype weighing about half as much is currently in development. ... Read on »
US-based Indian creates first artificial kidney by Jamie C. Patient Expert Posted Mon 06 Dec 2010 2:24pm NEW DELHI: US-based Indian origin researcher Shuvo Roy has created the world’s first implantable artificial kidney. What’s sensational about Roy’s creation is that the organ, no larger than a coffee cup, will be able to mimic the kidney’s most vital functions like filtering toxins out of the bloodstream, regulate blood pressure and ... Read on »
Up next - the wearable artificial kidney by John Daley Posted Sat 20 Feb 2010 12:00am Recently I received an announcement concerning a wearable artificial kidney. The device, weighing about 5kg and worn like a belt, is intended to provide continuous portable artificial dialysis. Interesting! Picture credit: media release from Kidney Health Australia Media release from Kidney Health Australia ... Read on »
Up next - the wearable artificial kidney by John Daley Posted Fri 19 Feb 2010 9:42pm Recently I received an announcement concerning a wearable artificial kidney. The device, weighing about 5kg and worn like a belt, is intended to provide continuous portable artificial dialysis. Interesting! Picture credit: media release from Kidney Health Australia Media release from Kidney Health Australia ... Read on »
Sodium and artificial sweeteners linked to decline in kidney function by DiseaseProof Medical Doctor Posted Wed 18 Nov 2009 10:00pm   Two studies presented at the American Society for Nephrology’s annual meeting earlier this month are beginning to build data on the links between diet and kidney disease. The researchers used data from the Nurses’ Health Study to correlate intake of sodium and sweetened beverages with kidney function in 3,000 women over an 11-year period. ... Read on »
This looks like wonderful potent ... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 10 Nov 2008 4:18pm This looks like wonderful potential here, to have a portable dialysis product to take along with you.  I’m sure there’s a bit more to go here on the research and development, but nice that it can/will exist soon as it states they are looking in to creating a commercial version…nice and great joint effort between the VA and UCLA.  BD   Not ... Read on »
Pump up your dialysis speed! by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 22 Apr 2012 7:36am One of the most important factors in the quality of your dialysis is the dialysis pump speed. This is the speed at which the dialysis machine draws blood from your arterial line, puts it through the dialyzer or the artificial kidney and then returns it to your body through the venous line. The higher the blood pump speed, the better your blo ... Read on »
Working with Chronic Kidney Disease by Rosalind J. Patient Expert Posted Fri 27 May 2011 1:18pm Periodically, I get approached by others to write a guest blog.  I think this piece, written by Mariana Ashley, is really valuable.  I hope you do, too. I’ve known my friend Phil for almost seven years. When I first met him, I remember thinking he was such a walking art student cliché with his messy hair, five o’clock shadow, and the cigar ... Read on »
March 16, 2011 by Michael B. Posted Wed 16 Mar 2011 2:29pm A brief word before we get to the usual kidney stuff…this past week we saw the devastation that the earthquake and tsunami caused in Japan.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Japanese living through that destruction, and to all the Japanese around the world trying to contact their families in Japan.  If you would like to consider helping, pl ... Read on »