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Lab-grown blood vessels developed to aid dialysis

Researchers have shown that laboratory manufactured blood vessels could be used to improve dialysis, through a proof-of-concept study.

New medical technology for kidney dialysis

The company Kibow Biotech has undertaken further validation of Its "Enteric Dialysis®" Technology, and Renadyl™ Product Formulation, designed for maintaining healthy kidney function.

Essential Science: Graphene leads to efficient dialysis device

Boston - A significant advancement has been made with a medical device, in the form of a dialysis membrane, with the ‘super-material’ graphene at its core. This is a change from the core use of graphene, which is with electronic components.

Hundreds of dialysis patients potentially exposed to disease

Boston - A routine inspection of Baystate Medical Center by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, uncovered a worrying fact — 575 dialysis patients could potentially have been exposed to pathogens.

Wearable kidneys could replace dialysis machines

Los Angeles - Kidney dialysis is a long, drawn-out process, requiring those undergoing the treatment to spend long periods inside specially designed machines. This could be about to change with a new, wearable medical device.

Surgeon removes healthy kidney and leaves diseased one behind

A urologist in California has been put on probation for three years for taking out the wrong kidney. The surgeon did not have the patient's records, which were left elsewhere, and he did not take steps to ensure he had the right kidney.

Teacher gives his kidney to student

London - In a clear display of selflessness, a special education teacher donates one of his healthy kidneys to an ailing student.

Dialysis breakthrough likely, kidney tissue grown from stem cells

A group of Japanese scientific researchers have made potential groundbreaking progress for those dependent on dialysis by growing human kidney tissue from stem cells.

Duke Univ. Hosp. does first multiple live donor transplants in NC Special

Durham - Duke University Hospital in Durham, NC performed their first live kidney donor multiple patient transplant, becoming the first hospital in North Carolina to successfully master this medical technique, opening the door of possibilities for patients.

Patients of acute kidney injuries more likely to require dialysis

Patients that have suffered an acute kidney injury are more likely to require dialysis within five years than those who do not have a history of injury.

Nurse Walked Nine Miles on 14-inch Snow to Save Patient's Life

A kind-hearted UK nurse walked nine miles away under treacherous conditions to save the life of a patient that required dialysis but could not go to the hospital because of snowstorm that brought the nation on standstill.

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