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Eliminating Uremic Toxins

End stage renal disease (ESRD) is a life-threatening condition that affects 650,000 people in the US (>2M worldwide).  The mainstay of treatment today is dialysis, which is both extremely expensive ($89,000 annually per patient, >$35 billion total in the US) and only partially compensates for the organ failure; the median survival time on dialysis remains at 3-5 years, with the only exits being death or a kidney transplant.  The motivation for this project as supported by the UW's Center for Dialysis Innovation is to reduce the need for dialysis, delay the onset of dialysis, extend the possible time on dialysis, and perhaps eliminate the need for dialysis, through providing a route to removal of key uremic toxins other than classic dialysis.  The long-term goal is removal of the principal toxins created by the metabolic processing of foods.

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06/01/2019 to 05/31/2020
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