Journal Watch - Implantable Artificial Kidney
Is the Future Near? Portable Dialysis and Implantable Devices
Portable and wearable PD and HD devices are in development that have the potential to improve patient mobility and autonomy, and perhaps increase technique survival. Bioartificial kidneys that may partly replace some of the endocrine functions of kidneys are on a longer development horizon, followed by miniaturized, implantable devices. Multiple challenges must be overcome for any of these options to become available.
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