New portable kidney dialysis kit that is wearable - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/23/09

New portable kidney dialysis kit that is wearable

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By Jon Bush | email  

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - UCLA researchers are continuing studies on wearable artificial kidney dialysis kits. Rather than being hooked up to a bulky dialysis machines, patients would wear a mini-dialysis kit that looks much like a belt, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

The device weighs about ten pounds, but allows patients to move around and go on with their daily activities.  Although the preliminary studies on this wearable "artificial kidney" are promising, researchers say the device is a long way from mainstream treatment.

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