artificial kidney


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artificial kidney

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(Medicine) med a mechanical apparatus for performing haemodialysis
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Noun1.artificial kidney - a machine that uses dialysis to remove impurities and waste products from the bloodstream before returning the blood to the patient's bodyartificial kidney - a machine that uses dialysis to remove impurities and waste products from the bloodstream before returning the blood to the patient's body
dialysis machine, dialyzer - a medical instrument for separating substances in solution by unequal diffusion through semipermeable membranes
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Contract notice: procurement of artificial kidney filters.
The goal of developing the wearable artificial kidney (WAK) is to truly improve the quality of life for patients currently dialyzing on conventional hemodialysis by freeing them from the burdens and limitations of thrice weekly dialysis.
Top researchers and engineers in the field of science have tested a "living membrane" made with human cells that would be at the heart of a functional artificial kidney implant.
The treatment itself is done with a dialysis machine and a special filter referred to as an artificial kidney.
Gura spoke about why he invented the artificial kidney, the science behind how it works, what they have learned since completing the first human trials, and its future direction.
TEHRAN (FNA)- New advances in nanopore technology could lead to the development of a surgically implantable, artificial kidney.
1943 Willem J Kolff builds the first artificial kidney, or dialysis machine.
com)-- After a month of negotiations, a private placement investment of 500K was provided through a trust fund held by an east coast hedge fund manager in an exchange for equity shares in the Implantable Artificial Kidney Corporation (IAKC).
The statement added that Pele was continuing to undergo hemodialysis, a procedure that involves filtering a patient's blood through an artificial kidney that cleans it before returning it to the body.
Six tenders for the supply of (a) artificial kidney requisites for children, (b) a stones crusher instrument by means of pneumatic pressure, (c) a video aided eye dropper instrument, (d) 18 artificial kidney washing chairs, (e) a highly efficient kidney washing chair, also (f) an ultrasonic waves instrument for artificial kidney work.
The State Hospital of Artificial Kidney is also facing the same problem, 5 of 12 hemodialysis machines are out of order and need repairs, the Ministry of Health said.
The plant will manufacture TORAYLIGHTTM NV, a polysulphone membrane artificial kidney, which was launched in Japan in April 2011.

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