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30 May 2011
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Very interesting article shared by a group on Facebook:
Surgeon Anthony Atala demonstrates an early-stage experiment that could someday solve the organ-donor problem: a 3D printer that uses living cells to output a transplantable kidney. Using similar technology, Dr. Atala’s young patient Luke Massella received an engineered bladder …

4 Mar 2011
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Already a week again since spending a day in hospital in Lugano.  This week has flown by due to lots of internet work that had to be done and still my regular dialysis on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.  I usually leave home just after 13h00 and if I am lucky, …

28 Jan 2011
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Hi and goodmorning to my readers
Finally I am back home again from hospital.  It was a difficult week, starting on saturday 15th January, when I arrived at the dialysis centre and they found out that my vascular access was blocked – this was done in October.  I had …

19 Jan 2011
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Since Saturday I am back in hospital – my vascular access closed and they tried to open it again during local anesthetic , but it did not work.  Now I have access through the veins in my neck and they operated my vascular access and opened it up …

7 Jan 2011
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The history of dialysis
Life, death and a “washing machine”
Although experiments with dialysis are said to have occurred thousands of years ago, dialysis as we know it has its roots in the 20th century.
The 1940s: Inspiration, war and progress
Dr. Willem Kolff is considered the father of dialysis. This young …

18 Dec 2010
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Here I am sitting another day at “my kidney machine” – how easily one takes life and health for granted.  I have noticed during the past weeks that I urinate less and less, but unfortunately did not realise that I must curb my liquid intake as well.  The result being …

7 Nov 2010
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Yu di hui…I have 2 days off – 2 days all for myself, without my “machine”… 🙂  Yesterday went well, I took my laptop with and the time went very fast as I could chat on skype with my sister and also do some webdesgin work.  I am still amazed …

5 Nov 2010
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Again Thursday…the time flies.  Today I had a new assistant again – lovely Italian girl.  I started working on a baby jacket (crocheting) and the time went quickly.  On removing the needles, I had a heavy bloodpressure and it did not want to stop – first time this happened.  I …

3 Nov 2010
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Another session behind me 🙂  The time went quickly yesterday  as I had an article to finish and some translation work to do.  I also had a chat with one of the assistant, about holidays, the tessin, cats and dogs and life in general.  It  was a “womens” day at …

29 Oct 2010
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Yesterday the dialysis went very well – I did some translation work and also an article for Qondio about Italian Herbs. The last hour I spent watching some TV.  Although my bloodpressure was quite low, I felt fine and also had a good nights rest.  Today we went shopping and …

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