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Cincinnati Children’s First to Treat Infants with Carpediem Dialysis Device

Cincinnati Children’s was the the first pediatric medical center to begin using the Carpediem™ system from Medtronic–a device designed to provide emergency dialysis treatment to children with acute kidney injury.

The device provides continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) to patients weighing between 2.5 and 10 kilograms.

“CRRT procedures performed for critically ill infants using previously available technology are not optimal largely because dialysis machines available in the U.S. are not designed to treat these small, fragile patients, and can potentially expose them to many risks,” says Stuart Goldstein, MD, Director, Center for Acute Care Nephrology at Cincinnati Children’s. “This new system is designed specifically for these patients, which enables increased precision of neonatal CRRT treatment and, potentially, reduces these risks. We are grateful to be the first site in the U.S. with this technology to help the children in our care.”