Study: Portable device could improve treatment for dialysis patients

08/20/2009 | U.S. News & World Report

U.S. researchers reported that a portable artificial kidney, which they say could allow patients to undergo continuous dialysis while performing other daily activities, proved successful in preliminary studies. Although more clinical trials are needed to prove its long-term effect on patients, they think the battery-operated, wearable device will reduce deaths, improve quality of life and significantly reduce health costs, one of the researchers said.

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