About: kidney

Health 14-07-2021

Promising portable kidney faces innovation, portability bottlenecks

Portable artificial kidney is perceived as the next big thing in the field of home treatment that could stop dialysis being a full-time job for patients, but barriers to its rollout persist.
Health 24-06-2021

Commission: burden of levelling kidney treatment access falls mainly on member states

While inequalities across the EU when it comes to kidney disease treatments are well-known by the European Commission, the ball is ultimately in member states' courts when it comes to expanding access, according to health stakeholders.
Health 23-06-2021

Kidney disease research pins hopes on new disruptive technologies

Not many substantial breakthroughs have been experienced in the field of chronic kidney disease (CKD) treatment since the mass diffusion of dialysis units in the '70s. Technological progress is growing exponentially though, opening up new possibilities for bettering patients' lives.
Health 18-06-2021

Patient autonomy, education must be priorities for tackling kidney disease

With incidences of kidney disease predicted to soar in the next decade, health stakeholders are calling for more efforts to ensure patient autonomy and invest in training for both practitioners and patients.