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Kidney dialysis in which metabolic waste products are removed from plasma instead of blood. Plasma separation takes place in vivo through a filter implanted within a blood vessel, and the separated plasma is removed to an extracorporeal dialysis apparatus for separating waste products from the plasma. The plasma then is returned to the bloodstream. Plasma flow in the system is significantly less than blood flow used in current hemodialysis systems, so that the present system performs dialysis continuously in real time to eliminate the extreme swings of toxicity associated with high-volume hemodialysis.

Title
Apparatus and method for kidney dialysis using plasma in lieu of blood
Application Number
229007
Publication Number
5151082
Application Date
August 20, 1990
Publication Date
September 29, 1992
Inventor
John Atkin
Corona Del Mar
CA, US
Reynolds G F Gorsuch
Yountville
CA, US
Agent
Jones Askew & Lunsford
Assignee
Heathdyne
GA, US
IPC
H61M 37/00
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