Wearable artificial kidney (WAK): Portable dialysis for patients with chronic kidney disease

Mundy L, Hiller JE
Record ID 32010000762
Authors' recommendations: Based on the low-level, preliminary evidence the WAK device appears to be promising for the frequent treatment of chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. This device may have a great clinical impact in terms of reduced mortality and morbidity of CKD patients, and therefore may also represent savings in the health system. However this technology may be several years away from being a commercially viable proposition, therefore HealthPACT has recommended it be monitored for further information in 24 months time.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2009
URL for published report: Not Available
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Australia
MeSH Terms
  • Humans
  • Renal Dialysis
Organisation Name: Adelaide Health Technology Assessment
Contact Address: School of Public Health, Mail Drop 545, University of Adelaide, Adelaide SA 5005, AUSTRALIA, Tel: +61 8 8313 4617
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