Journal Watch - Wearable Artificial Kidney
MXene Sorbents: A Step Toward a WAK
A sorbent tested for use in a wearable artificial kidney was able to adsorb urea with 99% efficiency in testing—twice the level removed with standard dialysate. The hemocompatible sorbent did not damage cells or reduce cell viability at the concentrations tested. A successful sorbent product will facilitate the design of a WAK. Read the abstract.
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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.
Read the abstract » | (added 05/11/2018)