Researchers are developing an artificial kidney that would be implanted in a patient. The wallet-size device could dramatically improve life for people who rely on dialysis to cope with kidney disease.
Business Wire (Oct. 8, 2013) Fresenius Medical Care, the nations leading network of dialysis facilities, strongly encourages dialysis patients to get flu shots to protect themselves against this common infectious ... watch video
Reuters (Dec. 18, 2013) Australian researchers have grown a rudimentary kidney in the laboratory from human stem cells. The development could pave the way for vastly improved treatments for kidney disease patients while ... watch video
AP (Jan. 26, 2016) Melanie Chirichella had been waiting a year and a half for a kidney transplant when she got the call from her doctors that they had a kidney. The only thing in her way was a blizzard.(26 Jan.)
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Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Jan. 28, 2016) Surgeons use 3D printed models of 2-year-old Lucy Boucher's abdomen and her father's kidney to figure out how to successfully transplant an adult kidney into a child. Matthew Stock reports.
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Mar. 5, 2015 In kidney disease patients on hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis, enzyme activities involved in HDL metabolism and HDL maturation were significantly altered, a study has found. The normal function ... read more
May 28, 2014 Higher rates of depression and anxiety among adults undergoing dialysis could be associated with their impaired physical exercise capability and reduced daily physical activity, researchers have ... read more
Apr. 14, 2014 A European research consortium has been developing a wearable artificial kidney that would make it possible for dialysis patients to lead a more full and active life while adding another 10 to 16 ... read more
Feb. 13, 2014 For pregnant women with kidney failure who underwent dialysis for more than 36 hours per week, the live birth rate was 85%, while it was only 48% in women dialyzed for 20 hours or less per week. ... read more