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April 29, 2019

In 2014, Chuck Lee of Bothell, Washington, was among seven subjects in a clinical trial of a “Wearable Artificial Kidney.” The proof-of-concept dialysis device was an exciting idea for patients like Lee who have irreversible kidney failure and w

February 25, 2019

For almost 50 years, hemodialysis has extended lives of people with chronic kidney disease. But when a patient first learns that their kidneys have failed and dialysis is necessary to survive, it can be a jolting overture of mortality.

October 23, 2018

In the United States, one of every five hospitalized people develops acute kidney injury (AKI).  Numerous causes, alone and in concert, can trigger the condition; they include infection, low blood pressure, and reaction to medication.

June 4, 2018

In their last year of life, Medicare patients on chronic kidney dialysis generally follow one of four trajectories of healthcare expense and intensity, new research suggests.

April 30, 2018

As they approach the end of their lives, many patients with end-stage renal disease face a harrowing choice: Continue dialysis treatment or enter hospice care.

Seattle-based nonprofit dialysis provider Northwest Kidney Centers intends to make a $15 million grant over the next five years to support startup projects within the University of Washington’s Center for Dialysis Innovation.

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Media contact: Leila Gray, 206.685.0381

A new Center for Dialysis Innovation was launched in early November. 

The results of an exploratory clinical trial indicate that a wearable artifical kidney could be developed as a viable, new dialysis technology.  Some redesigns would be required to overcome device-related, techn

The U.S Food and Drug Administration has granted Expedited Access Pathway status to the Wearable Artificial Kidney (WAK) after the de

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