Last week the Wearable Artificial Kidney reached some sort of new benchmark and a bunch of press ensued. I stumbled across this one.
I know it’s technological marvel but I see a deadend. This isn’t the answerhttps://t.co/PzDAvRHRuG pic.twitter.com/1Aa6nvgJid
— Joel Topf, MD FACP (@kidney_boy) May 2, 2016
@kidney_boy remember the first cell phones!!! This is great!!
— linda Radler (@radlerlk) May 7, 2016
Persons using catheters had increased risk of all-cause mortality (RR=1.38, 95% CI=1.25–1.52), fatal (RR=1.49, 95% CI=1.15–1.93) and nonfatal (RR=2.78, 95% CI=1.80–4.29) infection, cardiovascular event (RR=1.26, 95% CI=1.11– 1.43), and hospitalization (RR=1.51, 95% CI=1.30–1.75) compared with those individuals using grafts. From Ravani, JASN 24:465-73, 2013.