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== Current Technology ==
== Current Technology ==
[[Image:DialysisCurrently.jpg|right|thumb|275px|Figure 4. Hemodialysis [X] ]]
[[Image:DialysisCurrently.jpg|right|thumb|275px|Figure 4. Hemodialysis [X] ]]
===Peritoneal Dialysis===
===Peritoneal Dialysis===

Revision as of 17:08, 6 February 2013


Figure 1. Diagram of a nephron and the processes [X]


Figure 2. Willem Johan Kolff (1911-2009) [X]
Figure 3. Kolff's first dialysis machine on a Dutch stamp [X]

Current Technology

Figure 4. Hemodialysis [X]


Peritoneal Dialysis

Future of Dialysis

Figure 6. As of January 2013 [12]
Figure 5. Artifical Kidney by USCF [X]

Nephron Regeneration

Artificial Kidney


It is apparent that the both of the research approaches described above can have a drastic impact on the lives of those that require dialysis. Whether it be allowing them to regrow an entire kidney, or have an artificial one instead, it would allow people to live their lives without the worries of having to spend countless hours near a dialysis machine to survive. However, these technologies could prove to be even more important for those that are not even able to have dialysis due to financial restrictions.

Figure 6 shows the global market for dialysis as of January 2013. The "Rest of World" portion has been amplified with the growing market in India. Currently, there are 52,000 Indian patients on dialysis, but this is no where near the amount of people that require it. While dialysis in India costs 4 to 33 percent of the cost in the U.S., more then 90 percent of the 230,000 that develop chronic kidney failure each year are unable to acquire treatment [12].


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