Ahead of the upcoming Artificial Implantable Kidney Human Trials Researchers and Developers are already seeking feedback from Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients.
As we creep closer to Human Trials we are learning more about the Artificial Implantable Kidney. For instance, the device will use microchip filters and living kidney cells that would be powered by a patient’s own heart and is expected to give patients 15% to 20% of their normal kidney function.
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While Human Trials have not started yet, Dr. Shuvo Roy (Lead Researcher) said that the Researchers and Developers will seek patient feedback as they refine their designs, and get ready for clinical trials. Ideally, they would like meaningful feedback that they can incorporate when Human Trails commence.
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More specifically, Researchers and Developers want to know the risks that patients will or will not tolerate for the clear underlying benefits of having access to a potentially viable Artificial Implantable Kidney. The Food and Drug Administration has directly stressed the fact that what the Researchers may perceive to be a large benefit could be the exact opposite to what Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients will tolerate for the outlined benefit.
That is why it is important to incorporate patient feedback early into the device launch to avoid the waste of valuable time and research funding.
Now it's your turn. Are there any absolutes that would make the Artificial Implantable Kidney a no-go in your mind? Also, what would you like to see incorporated into the Artificial Implantable Kidney?
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