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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 »
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 »
Oral Dialysis by Matt S. Posted Thu 28 Feb 2013 12:00am It's an important anniversary for the Brigham and Women's Hospital and as a result there are events planned in all departments of the hospital over the next year. Not to be left out, the Renal Division invited some senior nephrologists to come and talk about their experiences with the world of early dialytic therapies and we had a speci ... 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 »
Kidney Disease — A Quiet, Sneaky Epidemic. Are You At Risk? by Bob Aronson Patient Expert Posted Thu 08 May 2014 1:17pm By Bob Aronson As I did the research for this blog, I “Cherry Picked” information from a great many sources.  I am not a medical professional, but made every effort to ensure that the information I used came from experts.  I have identified sources where possible.  This is a blog, it is made up of a good many opinions.  You should no ... Read on »
The Advantage and Disadvantage of Dialysis in Kidney Failure Patient by Michelle smith Facebook Posted Wed 21 May 2014 10:30am For severe kidney failure patient Dialysis can improve the quality of life .And in other hand once you have chosen this therapy . You will not easy to get rid of this therapy.And the following content will show you the advantage and disadvantage of dialysis for kidney disease patients . Chronic kidney failure is a kind of clinical syndrome whi ... Read on »
How to Help PKD Patients Avoid Dialysis and Kidney Transplant by Pkd Z. Facebook Posted Sat 08 Feb 2014 8:56am The related materials have shown that about a half of patients with PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease) will develop ESRD, requiring dialysis or kidney transplant. It is a fact that no one patient wants to experience them. Now follow us to learn about how to treat PKD from the root. http://www.pkdclinic.org/pkd-treatment/1112.html  Read on »
Home Dialysis for Kidney Patients May Ease Restless Legs Syndrome by HealthFinder Posted Fri 18 Mar 2011 1:00pm healthnewslink Switching from center-based treatment reduced many patients' discomfort, study finds. ... Read on »