A Chronic Kidney Disease patient conducting Dialysis asked, "What is the surgical process like to insert the device? What are the risks and benefits?"
Several Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients are excited about the prospect of the Artificial Implantable Kidney, but have expressed concerns about the surgery, recovery, and risks. Well, KidneyBuzz.com has new insights about the surgery, immunosuppressant medication (change in possible need), and risks that may help patients as they consider this exciting potential breakthrough option:
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According to the Artificial Implantable Kidney Research Team, "The procedure will be similar to Kidney Transplant surgery and it will be performed under general anesthesia."
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Now, there are a few key changes of which patients should be aware. First, there is a slight chance of experiencing clotting which may cause patients to have to take anticoagulant medication. Also, while many hoped that Anti-Rejection Drugs would be eliminated as a result of the Artificial Implantable Kidney, a recent update suggested that this may not necessarily be the case, and there may be a slight chance that patients still must take Immunosuppressant (Anti-Rejection) Medication. The Research Team said, "The possibility of having to take Immunosuppressive Drugs or Anticoagulants is minimal and even non-existent."
The fact remains that we will have better insights as we progress through Human Trials which are still set to begin late 2017 or early 2018. Stay tuned and visit KidneyBuzz.com every day for the latest on the Artificial Implantable Kidney as well as other tailored news and information which teaches those with Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis, Kidney Transplant, Diabetes and High Blood Pressure how to better manage and improve their lives.
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