Invention- new freedom to dialysis patients
The invention relate to hemodialysis to be carried out at home or in the clinic by professionals. It provides a system based on recirculation of dialysate from small dialysate containers, which allows for very small dialysate consumption and portability.
The patient will dialyze 6-8 hours while night sleeping and do not waste wakening hours on dialyzing. Furthermore, the "slow multi-pass dialysis method" will ensure that the patient's well being is intact when waking up in the morning after a night of dialysis.
FlexDialysis is a portable unit with no water hook-up/installation and dialysate discharge requirements. The patient can carry out the dialysis no matter which room he/she prefers to sleep in - worldwide.
The clinical trial was started and successfully completed in June, 2011.
- Herlev University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark
- Clinical and Biochemical Effects on Multi-pass Hemodialysis
- ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT01267760
- Principal Investigator: James G. Heaf, MD, DMSc
The container rack in the front can easily be dismantled and placed "out-of-sight" under the bed. The unit itself (computer screen and cartridge) is on the bedside table.