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Study finds kidney dialysis profit status may influence timeline for receiving transplant

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Patients with end-stage kidney disease who receive dialysis at for-profit dialysis centers are less likely to receive a…
Hydration sensor could improve dialysis

July 26, 2019

For patients with kidney failure who need dialysis, removing fluid at the correct rate and stopping at the…
Gravity of dialysis treatment appears to elude many patients

July 10, 2019

New research suggests that people who undergo dialysis treatment for end-stage kidney disease tend to be overly optimistic…
Engineers and physicians use big data analytics to improve dialysis drug dosing

June 13, 2019

Kidney disease affects approximately 30 million Americans. About 650,000 of these individuals – including nearly 15,000 Virginians –…
Dialysis Dilemmas

April 30, 2019

Older adults with end-stage kidney disease who start dialysis—a treatment that keeps their blood free of toxins—appear to…
2 therapies found to help dialysis patients with depression

February 26, 2019

For almost 50 years, hemodialysis has extended lives of people with chronic kidney disease. But when a patient…
End-of-life care is aggressive for amputees on dialysis

February 25, 2019

Nearly one in 10 patients with end-stage kidney failure undergoes toe, foot, or leg amputation in their last…
HHS announces $2.6 million in prizes to redesign dialysis as part of KidneyX

November 5, 2018

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) have committed…
Stamp-sized graphene sheets riddled with holes could be boon for molecular separation

October 10, 2018

MIT engineers have found a way to directly “pinprick” microscopic holes into graphene as the material is grown…
Heroin use in Pacific Northwest linked to incurable kidney disease

June 21, 2018

A new UW Medicine study strongly associates the use of intravenous heroin – in particular the black tar…
Many kidney-failure patients must halt dialysis to receive hospice care

May 3, 2018

As they approach the end of their lives, many patients with end-stage renal disease face a harrowing choice:…
Scientists produce dialysis membrane made from graphene

June 29, 2017

Dialysis, in the most general sense, is the process by which molecules filter out of one solution, by…
Patient trial validates Wearable Artificial Kidney concept

June 3, 2016

The results of an exploratory clinical trial indicate that a wearable artifical kidney could be developed as a viable, new…
Update: Bioengineered blood vessel is safe for dialysis patients

May 16, 2016

A Yale scientist collaborated with researchers at Duke University and surgeons in Poland and the United States to…
Bioengineered Blood Vessel Appears Safe for Dialysis Patients

May 14, 2016

Man-made blood vessels developed by researchers at Duke University, Yale University and the tissue engineering company Humacyte appear…
World’s first low cost dialysis unveiled

March 11, 2016

It’s an invention that could save millions of lives each year and transform the way kidney disease is…
Dr. William Fissell’s Artificial Kidney

February 16, 2016

Vanderbilt University Medical Center nephrologist and Associate Professor of Medicine Dr. William H. Fissell IV, is making major progress…
$6.7M project aims to improve dialysis care

October 15, 2015

Helping kidney dialysis patients have healthier treatment sessions and longer lives is the goal of a new $6.7…
How rocket science may improve kidney dialysis

March 17, 2015

Software from the aerospace industry has allowed an interdisciplinary team of UK researchers to design Arterio-Venous Fistulae with…
Blood-cleansing “Artificial Spleen” Technology Could Increase Survival Odds for Future Sepsis Patients

September 16, 2014

Sepsis—a life-threatening over-reaction by the immune system to infection—afflicts 18 million people a year worldwide and kills between…
Bioprinting a 3D Liver-Like Device to Detoxify the Blood

May 14, 2014

Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego have developed a 3D-printed device inspired by the liver to…
Surgeons at Duke University Hospital Implant Bioengineered Vein

June 7, 2013

Kidney dialysis patient first in U.S. to receive blood vessel grown in laboratory In a first-of-its-kind operation in…
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