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NEW DIALYSIS TREATMENT AVAILABLE FOR INFANTS

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THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL NOW HAS NEW TECHNOLOGY TO PROVIDE DIALYSIS TO ITS SMALLEST PATIENTS.

DOCTOR JENNIFER JETTON SAYS THE MACHINE CAN PROVIDE DIALYSIS FOR INFANTS WEIGHING BETWEEN FIVE AND 20 POUNDS.

DIALYSIS1 OC….ADULTS :15

THE CARDIO-RENAL PEDIATRIC DIALYSIS EMERGENCY MACHINE KNOWN AS CARPE DIEM, WAS DEVELOPED AND HAS BEEN IN USE IN EUROPE SINCE AROUND 2013.
AND SHE SAYS THEY’VE BEEN JUST REALLY ANXIOUSLY WAITING TO HAVE ACCESS TO IT IN THE UNITED STATES.

DIALYSIS2 OC….ONE GRAM :19

DOCTOR JETTON SAYS THE MACHINE HELPS THE BABIES GET THROUGH KIDNEY PROBLEMS.

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SHE SAYS THOSE ARE THE TWO MAIN THINGS THAT THE KIDNEYS DO NORMALLY. JETTON SAYS ANY NEW THERAPY REQUIRES LOTS OF PREPARATION BEFORE IT IS PUT INTO USE.

DIALYSIS5 OC….THESE KIDS :19

JETTON SAYS IT HAS BEEN AN ENTIRE TEAM EFFORT TO GET THE MACHINE AND WORK OUT ALL THE TRAINING AND PROTOCOLS SO THEY CAN PUT IT INTO USE.