ORLANDO, Fla. — Using the Helmeier’s Catechism evaluation, Victor Gura, MD, said “what we are trying to do is replace kidney function and we are doing a terrible job. It costs too much, outcomes are poor, patients suffer, mortality is high ... patients are not happy.”
Gura said here at the Annual Dialysis Conference that the wearable artificial kidney seeks “the ability to give the patients quality of life where they can walk around instead of being tethered to a machine for all those long hours and let them eat and drink to their heart’s content.”
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