Navigation Links
Bioartificial Kidney Cuts Death Risk, Improves Outcomes
Date:4/30/2008

it offers encouragement that a related device -- a wearable kidney that performs natural functions -- can be developed in the near future to treat people with chronic renal failure.

"The ability to harness vital processes of cells, to target their living molecular machinery on restoring critical substances which have become disordered by disease, has vast implications for the future of medicine," Humes said. "The apparently successful use of living cells in this way validates our approach and should encourage others to investigate cell therapies for a range of disorders."

He and his colleagues started developing the bioartificial kidney more than a decade ago. The device includes a cartridge that filters the blood as in traditional kidney dialysis. The cartridge is connected to the RAD, which is made of hollow fibers lined with a type of kidney cell called renal proximal tubule cells, which reclaim vital electrolytes, salt, glucose and water, and control production of immune system molecules called cytokines, which fight infection.

More information

The American Academy of Family Physicians has more about kidney failure.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: University of Michigan Health System, news release, April 24, 2008


'/>"/>
Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Kidney Care Community Applauds National Taxpayers Unions Endorsement of Medicare Reforms to Extend Patient Private Health Insurance Coverage; Calls Proposal Common Sense Coverage Reform
2. Cutting Phosphate May Protect Kidney Patients From Heart Trouble
3. Muscle Mass May Not Explain High Creatinine in Black Kidney Patients
4. Readily available treatment could help prevent heart disease in kidney patients
5. Study Points to New Treatments for Polycystic Kidney Disease
6. Raloxifene Safe for Women With Decreased Kidney Function
7. Kidney cancer deaths show overall decrease in Europe
8. Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy Hires National Accounts Director To Expand Kidney Disease Services
9. Northwestern Memorial Successfully Completes Rare Four-Way Domino Paired Kidney Exchange Transplant Surgery
10. Kidney Community Gathers on Capitol Hill to Ask Congress to Support Legislation for Increased Kidney Care Education, Updates for Kidney Dialysis Benefit
11. Hospital Clínic conducts the first kidney extraction through the vagina in Europe
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/18/2015)... April 18, 2015 Compare-autoinsurance.org has released ... reliable auto insurance policy . , Clients ... car insurance quotes online is safe and reliable. An ... The quotes are displayed on a single web page, ... , It is now possible to compare online ...
(Date:4/18/2015)... PITTSBURGH, PA (PRWEB) April 18, 2015 ... so I decided to create a healthful juice ... an inventor from Rosedale, Md. "It increases my ... overall healthy body." , He developed Tapp's Juice ... The juice helps to prevent physical and mental ...
(Date:4/18/2015)... 2015 Patients who undergo radiation for ... later in life, but the disease is likely to ... unrelated to radiation. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted the ... Click here to read it now. , Scientists ... of 45 patients who had both a hematologic cancer ...
(Date:4/18/2015)... NE (PRWEB) April 18, 2015 ... in healthcare staffing, including physical therapy jobs, has ... at the South Carolina Physical Therapy Association Annual ... the Kroc Center in Greenville, SC. , ... opportunities, and exhibits with products and services. ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... 17, 2015 John Evans, a Gardant ... the Patio from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on ... 1320 Executive Ct. in Pekin, Illinois, serves older adults ... some help to maintain their independence. , Becky Baker ... treats will be served during the luau. , For ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:A Guide For Avoiding Online Auto Insurance Scams! 2Health News:New Study Examines Relationship Between Radiation for Hematologic Cancers and Development of Mesothelioma, According to Surviving Mesothelioma 2Health News:Healthcare Staffing Leader, Aureus Medical Group, to Exhibit at the South Carolina Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference 2Health News:John Evans Supportive Living Community Prepares for Party on the Patio 2
... avoid dreaded "doughnut hole" , , WASHINGTON, June 23 ... million older Americans will have fallen into the "doughnut hole"--a ... on the hook for all of their own drug costs ... online resource to help older Americans avoid this dreaded coverage ...
... giving the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the power to ... House ceremony today. , , (Logo: ... government can now regulate the amount of nicotine in tobacco ... detailed on the label and prohibit deceptive marketing and ads ...
... most frequent congenital abnormality of the small bowel and ... asymptomatic but approximately 4% are symptomatic with complications such ... al presents a case of Meckel,s diverticulum masked by ... foundings will be published on June 14, 2009 in ...
... Ont., June 23, 2009 While Ontario women live ... suffer from disability and chronic conditions, according to a ... Dr. Arlene Bierman. What,s more, low-income women have more ... than women in high-income groups. While inequities in ...
... President,s Council of Economic Advisors, Authors New Report Titled "Who ... Today the Employment Policies Institute (EPI) released a new study ... uninsured Americans is a misleading representation of the problem. The ... Baruch College and City University of New York ...
... ... and Answers: Does Your State Have the Healthiest Brains? , ... Columbia, MD (Vocus) June 23, 2009 –- ... just how “brain smart” Americans are and points to simple actions they can take ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:AARP Launches Money-Saving Prescription Drug Resource 2Health News:AARP Launches Money-Saving Prescription Drug Resource 3Health News:Lung Cancer Alliance Hails Signing of Tobacco Control Legislation Into Law; Urges Action on Lung Cancer 2Health News:Ontario women live longer but don't prosper: Study 2Health News:Ontario women live longer but don't prosper: Study 3Health News:Ontario women live longer but don't prosper: Study 4Health News:New EPI Healthcare Study by June O'Neill Shows Uninsured 'Crisis' Wildly Overestimated 2Health News:New EPI Healthcare Study by June O'Neill Shows Uninsured 'Crisis' Wildly Overestimated 3Health News:First Brain Health lndex Ranks America's “Brain Smarts” Based on 21 Indicators: D.C. Ranks No. 1 2Health News:First Brain Health lndex Ranks America's “Brain Smarts” Based on 21 Indicators: D.C. Ranks No. 1 3Health News:First Brain Health lndex Ranks America's “Brain Smarts” Based on 21 Indicators: D.C. Ranks No. 1 4Health News:First Brain Health lndex Ranks America's “Brain Smarts” Based on 21 Indicators: D.C. Ranks No. 1 5Health News:First Brain Health lndex Ranks America's “Brain Smarts” Based on 21 Indicators: D.C. Ranks No. 1 6Health News:First Brain Health lndex Ranks America's “Brain Smarts” Based on 21 Indicators: D.C. Ranks No. 1 7Health News:First Brain Health lndex Ranks America's “Brain Smarts” Based on 21 Indicators: D.C. Ranks No. 1 8
(Date:4/17/2015)... 2015 TWi Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("TWi", Stock Ticker:4180.TT) ... USA , has obtained state sales licenses ... has been in close contact with the major nationwide ... its own label specialty generic products sold through these ... market. According to IMS Health, the U.S. ...
(Date:4/16/2015)... April 16, 2015  Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... screening study i published on-line this week ... of the American Cancer Society. The ... of Pittsburgh Medical Center, supports current consensus guidelines ii ... women 30-65 years of age be co-tested with ...
(Date:4/16/2015)... Kenneth C. Frazier , chairman and chief executive officer ... the Board of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America ... John J. Castellani announced that he will be retiring ... to PhRMA Board Frazier formerly held the position ... and CEO of Pfizer, Inc. Also elected were George ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Hologic Comments on Important Cervical Cancer Screening Study Published in the American Cancer Society Journal, Cancer Cytopathology 2Hologic Comments on Important Cervical Cancer Screening Study Published in the American Cancer Society Journal, Cancer Cytopathology 3Hologic Comments on Important Cervical Cancer Screening Study Published in the American Cancer Society Journal, Cancer Cytopathology 4Merck Chairman and CEO Kenneth C. Frazier Becomes PhRMA Board Chairman 2Merck Chairman and CEO Kenneth C. Frazier Becomes PhRMA Board Chairman 3Merck Chairman and CEO Kenneth C. Frazier Becomes PhRMA Board Chairman 4Merck Chairman and CEO Kenneth C. Frazier Becomes PhRMA Board Chairman 5
... new software upgrade including fourSight 4D ultrasound ... system offers a wide variety of imaging ... management features that combine to expand the ... ,The Antares system was built on four ...
... evolution in stent technology with no compromises. ... balloon-with great-looking results. With S670's discrete, low-profile ... deliver the excellent clinical results you want. ... with no compromises. It's the stent that ...
Increased stent scaffolding at the proximal end gives optimal lumen support and 6F guide catheter compatibility and improved tracking offer excellent deliverability. Customized balloon lengths for ea...
For support, strength and control in your interventions, the RunWay Guide Catheter's large lumen and high-performance design represents a new era in guide catheters....
Medicine Products: