Indian Journal of Urology
REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 37  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 310--317

The future of the artificial kidney


Santhosh Nagasubramanian 
 Department of Urology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Santhosh Nagasubramanian
Department of Urology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu
India

End-stage renal disease (ESRD) is increasing worldwide. In India, diabetes mellitus and hypertension are the leading causes of chronic kidney disease and ESRD. Hemodialysis is the most prevalent renal replacement therapy (RRT) in India. The ideal RRT must mimic the complex structure of the human kidney while maintaining the patient's quality of life. The quest for finding the ideal RRT, the “artificial kidney”– that can be replicated in the clinical setting and scaled-up across barriers– continues to this date. This review aims to outline the developments, the current status of the artificial kidney and explore its future potential.


How to cite this article:
Nagasubramanian S. The future of the artificial kidney.Indian J Urol 2021;37:310-317


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Nagasubramanian S. The future of the artificial kidney. Indian J Urol [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Oct 21 ];37:310-317
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