We were recently invited to speak with a large group of dialysis patients at the University of CA, Davis Medical Center,…Read more →
An IntroductionOver 60,000 Americans each year develop End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). Kidney abnormalities can be anatomic in origin. Many are congenital and present at birth such as polycystic kidney. Most kidney diseases attack the nephrons, causing them to loose their filtering capacity. Glomerulonephristis (inflammation) can occur after acute post streptococcal (strep throat) or impetigo (skin infection). This and Glomerulosclerosis (scarring) are the two broad terms that include different forms of damage to the kidneys, often occurring after one or more of the following causes; Drugs or Heavy Metal Poisoning. Diabetes, including Diabetic Nephropathy, Diabetes Mellitus and Diabetes Insipidus. Hypertension, Systemic Lupus and Lupus Nephritis. Renal Glycosuria. Anti-HIV Drugs and protease inhibitors such as Crixivan and Ritonavir (Norvir). See other causes, diseases and about our device in “About kidney diseases” and “Our Implantable Artificial Kidney Device“.