Monday, 26 May 2014

A miniaturised kidney dialysis machine for newborn babies

A miniaturised kidney dialysis machine with fluid control capability for newborn babies has been developed.  The dialyzer operates with a much lower volume of blood and very low blood and ultrafiltration flows.  The device allows the use of a small catheter preventing damage to a baby’s blood vessels.  It has been successfully tested on a critically ill newborn baby.  The patient was discharged from intensive care after 39 days.

Continuous renal replacement therapy in neonates and small infants: development and first-in-human use of a miniaturised machine (CARPEDIEM); C. Ronco et al, The Lancet, Volume 383, Issue 9931, Pages 1807 - 1813, 24th May 2014

P.S. learn more about this technology and enjoy a "Cappucino with Claudio Ronco", the lead author of the paper in The Lancet, on Youtube


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