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Technical advances in home dialysis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19393972     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Recently, multiple initiatives to produce dedicated and simplified hemodialysis machines for home hemodialysis (HHD) have begun. Most have been designed for short daily hemodialysis 6 times per week. Only 1 machine currently has Food and Drug Administration clearance for HHD, but others are in clinical trial or are soon to be. There has been a trend toward using sorbent technology to allow online regeneration of dialysate to facilitate portability and to reduce machine size and reduce water consumption. Many of the machines are intended to be a stepping stone to a wearable artificial kidney (WAK). A WAK using peritoneal dialysis rather than hemodialysis is also in the development stage.
John Moran
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Advances in chronic kidney disease     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1548-5609     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2009 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-04-27     Completed Date:  2009-06-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101209214     Medline TA:  Adv Chronic Kidney Dis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  215-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Equipment Design
Hemodialysis, Home / instrumentation*,  methods*
Kidney Failure, Chronic / therapy*
Peritoneal Dialysis / instrumentation*,  methods*

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