Overlook Medical Center First-in-State to Implant Human-Tissue Vessel as Part of Hemodialysis …

Study Aims to Improve Access Care for Patients with Kidney Failure Summit, New Jersey (PRWEB) September 12, 2016 Overlook Medical Center was the first hospital in New Jersey to place a human acellular vessel in a patient’s arm as part of a first-in-class clinical trial for patients with end-stage renal (kidney) disease. For patients with renal disease or failure, hemodialysis, a process that filters blood from the patient through an external machine to remove waste and excess fluid, is the main treatment option. Many patients have an arteriovenous graft, a strong, semi-permanent tube usually made of plastic or other synthetic material, implanted into their arm that allows access for large quantities of blood to be removed from the patient and filtered through the hemodialysis machine. The HUMANITY® AV Access Trial…


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