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Hi there..Are there any breakthroughs for kidney failure?

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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
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In brief: Artificial kidneys

Still 2 early 2 know potential.
University of washington research center in seattle is begining trials with a portable/wearable artificial kidney. Weighs about 10 lbs & worn around waist. If successful = more freedom + mobility. Also univ of ca research into an implantible artficial kidney, size of a cup, containing filter, silicone chips & stem cell derived kidney cells. Human trials ? In 5 years.

In brief: Artificial kidneys

Still 2 early 2 know potential.
University of washington research center in seattle is begining trials with a portable/wearable artificial kidney. Weighs about 10 lbs & worn around waist. If successful = more freedom + mobility. Also univ of ca research into an implantible artficial kidney, size of a cup, containing filter, silicone chips & stem cell derived kidney cells. Human trials ? In 5 years.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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