Monday, 7 December 2009

Portable Dialysis Machine

We've probably all read somewhere news items about portable dialysis machines, but they seem to come to fruition. This one looks a bit more promising.

Dr Victor Gura, a physician at UCLA's David Goffen School of Medicine has produced a wearable dialysis belt, weighing in at around 10 pounds, powered by 9 volt batteries which, he claims, will enable patients to walk around while undergoing dialysis.

You can read about this at DOTmedNews. This was reported on several sites, back in August, but as we are new to this blogging thing, we decided to cover a few bits of news we felt were important enough to mention again. Especially as clinical trials of the device should be under way soon.

An abstract of the original publication at the American Journal of Nephrology is also available.