In the Press
As an internationally known kidney specialist and Internist, Dr. Victor Gura has appeared on various news programs and in print. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the Israeli Scientific Council. He is a member of the world-renowned Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and also serves as a Clinical Associate Professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. His invention of the Wearable Artificial Kidney (WAK™), the revolutionary medical device that allows the patient to go about their normal routine while undergoing daily dialysis, has been heavily discussed in the media.
National news organizations such as ABC and NBC have documented the beginning of the US clinical trials for the WAK™ that are being overseen by Dr. Gura. Major technological and business websites have also extensively reported on Dr. Gura and his revolutionary dialysis machine. These sites include: The Economist, Medscape, Tech Page One, Gizmodo, UW Today, Popular Science, and Gizmag.
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"I just finished my Human Trial with the Wearable Artificial Kidney (WAK)! It was incredible," a Dialysis patient recently wrote. Hence, trials for the Artificial Wearable Kidney (also known as the Wearable Artificial Kidney) have begun and initial reports appear to be promising; including some patients who took part in the initial Human Trials reporting that their Blood Pressure "ran normal" when typically they had challenges with Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) or Hypotension (Low Blood Pressure). Moreover, patients reported no dizziness or cramping, good lab results, and feeling, "normal as ever, for being on Dialysis."
"Data from the first U.S. clinical trial of a wearable artificial kidney device for hemodialysis was released at the annual American Society of Nephrology conference. Health Technology Trends spoke with the device inventor, Dr. Victor Gura, about trial results, accelerated regulatory pathway efforts and the next steps for this device."
American Society of Nephrology interviews Dr. Victor Gura, developer of the wearable artificial kidney, in this issue of Kidney News.
SEATTLE - Toby Munoz Jr. sits in a chair three times a week for up to five long hours at a time. "And it just drives me up a wall. I'm not a sit-down person; I can barely make it through a movie at a theater," Munoz explained.
Munoz needs dialysis to do the work of his failing kidneys, read how the WAK™ has changed his life.
Undergoing dialysis is a constricting process; a patient has to sit in a chair attached to a machine for hours at a time, multiple times a week. But soon, things could change.
For patients with kidney problems who need the help of a machine to filter their blood, a new device that will be tested at the University of Washington could provide hope for a more mobile future.