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(Phys Org2)   Artificial kidney produced by 3D printer, meaning you probably won't wake up in a hotel bathtub full of ice with a throbbing pain in your side after a one-night stand. Again   (phys.org) divider line 47
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2014-05-12 10:38:17 AM  
One more case of technology putting people out of work : (
 
2014-05-12 11:00:25 AM  
Meh. Let me know when they can print me a new liver.
 
2014-05-12 11:09:31 AM  
Heeeeeyyyy, Charlie. Heeey, Charlie wake up.
Yeah Charlie, you silly sleepy head, wake uuuppp.
 
2014-05-12 11:16:17 AM  
If it happened  again you wouldn't wake up at all.
 
2014-05-12 11:18:23 AM  

miscreant: Heeeeeyyyy, Charlie. Heeey, Charlie wake up.
Yeah Charlie, you silly sleepy head, wake uuuppp.


3219a2.medialib.glogster.com
 
2014-05-12 11:25:32 AM  
 
2014-05-12 11:27:49 AM  
Or, as I like to call it, "Sunday".
 
2014-05-12 11:29:26 AM  
img2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-05-12 11:40:47 AM  

Nonrepeating Rotating Binary:


"Wait, one, two... Oh, this is serious!"
 
2014-05-12 11:41:36 AM  
To the moon, Alice! To the moon!
 
2014-05-12 11:44:33 AM  

Dhusk: If it happened  again you wouldn't wake up at all.


Came here to say this.
 
2014-05-12 11:46:53 AM  

Pokey.Clyde: Meh. Let me know when they can print me a new liver.


If they can do a kidney they can do a liver, given the liver is pretty much the most primitive organ we have, that's why it can regenerate so well.
 
2014-05-12 12:02:10 PM  

Jormungandr: Pokey.Clyde: Meh. Let me know when they can print me a new liver.

If they can do a kidney they can do a liver, given the liver is pretty much the most primitive organ we have, that's why it can regenerate so well.


We probably don't need to 3D print them since we can mine pigs for liver.
 
2014-05-12 12:05:24 PM  

Jormungandr: Pokey.Clyde: Meh. Let me know when they can print me a new liver.

If they can do a kidney they can do a liver, given the liver is pretty much the most primitive organ we have, that's why it can regenerate so well.


As long as we are making parts, can I get a pancreas up in here?
 
2014-05-12 12:16:18 PM  
Instead of replacement parts, I'd like some extra parts and some organs of my own design and creation.
 
2014-05-12 12:22:11 PM  
Will this be technology be ready by July? I just got a call this morning saying they found a recipient for my kidney.
/ Can't donate to my brother, so the National Kidney Registry is arranging a swap
// Holy crap shiat just got real
 
2014-05-12 12:29:24 PM  

TheYeti: Jormungandr: Pokey.Clyde: Meh. Let me know when they can print me a new liver.

If they can do a kidney they can do a liver, given the liver is pretty much the most primitive organ we have, that's why it can regenerate so well.

As long as we are making parts, can I get a pancreas up in here?


Sure! I'd like a pair of working eyeballs that can see the entire colour wheel. You can go first though!
 
2014-05-12 12:29:33 PM  
Kinda scared to think what THOSE ink cartridges cost.
 
2014-05-12 12:30:28 PM  

Nuclear Monk: Kinda scared to think what THOSE ink cartridges cost.


Well, if they cost an arm and a leg, see if you can get a deferred payment plan...
 
2014-05-12 12:38:30 PM  

maniacbastard: Instead of replacement parts, I'd like some extra parts and some organs of my own design and creation.


Like what? An excess alcohol sac. So that once you reach a certain blood level instead of simply poisoning you to death it gets stored in a sac for later consumption? That's the craziest idea I ever heard. Also the best. Make it happen.
 
2014-05-12 12:48:08 PM  
imgs.xkcd.com
 
2014-05-12 12:57:36 PM  

All2morrowsparTs: Jormungandr: Pokey.Clyde: Meh. Let me know when they can print me a new liver.

If they can do a kidney they can do a liver, given the liver is pretty much the most primitive organ we have, that's why it can regenerate so well.

We probably don't need to 3D print them since we can mine pigs for liver.


Not really. Porcine endogenous retrovirus (PERV) is just one of the many problems that have prevented all ethical human trials.

/"Xenotransplantation: It's the wave of the future, and always will be."
 
2014-05-12 12:58:53 PM  

TheYeti: Jormungandr: Pokey.Clyde: Meh. Let me know when they can print me a new liver.

If they can do a kidney they can do a liver, given the liver is pretty much the most primitive organ we have, that's why it can regenerate so well.

As long as we are making parts, can I get a pancreas up in here?


You'll have to settle for a used one.
 
2014-05-12 01:03:59 PM  

Slaxl: Like what? An excess alcohol sac. So that once you reach a certain blood level instead of simply poisoning you to death it gets stored in a sac for later consumption? That's the craziest idea I ever heard. Also the best. Make it happen.


Or be able to secrete excess alcohol from a gland that you can set alight and you now have a lighter finger or something.
 
2014-05-12 01:04:32 PM  

Dhusk: If it happened  again you wouldn't wake up at all.


Not if you replaced the first one with a 3D-printed kidney.
 
2014-05-12 01:05:21 PM  

draypresct: All2morrowsparTs: Jormungandr: Pokey.Clyde: Meh. Let me know when they can print me a new liver.

If they can do a kidney they can do a liver, given the liver is pretty much the most primitive organ we have, that's why it can regenerate so well.

We probably don't need to 3D print them since we can mine pigs for liver.

Not really. Porcine endogenous retrovirus (PERV) is just one of the many problems that have prevented all ethical human trials.

/"Xenotransplantation: It's the wave of the future, and always will be."


You misspelled " Radical trans-species-ectomy"
 
2014-05-12 01:10:41 PM  

HindiDiscoMonster: This "artificial kidney" is nothing more than dialysis but inside your body. It requires dialysate which is basically a mild potassium/water solution (ions bind to the waste). The problem is that this dialysate must be pumped in, and removed, so... that means you will still have at least two tubes sticking out of you... twice the opportunity for a nice big Staphylococcus aureus infection... just like peritoneal dialysis... so, remember those baths/showers you used to enjoy? Well, no more for you... it's sponge baths or nothing till the end of time. In addition to those problems, that filter is going to have to be replaced after a short time, or it will stop working. Now, in addition to that, the waste line goes to your bladder presumably, and if so, you are going to have to be pissing up a storm, so you are going to have to unhook and rehook into the machine that circulates the dialysate many times during your treatment.

I think I will stick with in-center hemodialysis... no pissing 3-4 times per treatment, no chance of infection (if they are using proper protocols), and I get a fresh filter each and every treatment.


This.

I'll add the advice from a long-term hemodialysis patient I knew: learn to stick your needles in yourself. If you let them do it, you're taking the chance on them training the clueless new guy on your lifeline.

/Also: stay away from catheters. All the infection problems of peritoneal dialysis with none of the convenience.
 
2014-05-12 01:16:04 PM  

draypresct: All2morrowsparTs: Jormungandr: Pokey.Clyde: Meh. Let me know when they can print me a new liver.

If they can do a kidney they can do a liver, given the liver is pretty much the most primitive organ we have, that's why it can regenerate so well.

We probably don't need to 3D print them since we can mine pigs for liver.

Not really. Porcine endogenous retrovirus (PERV) is just one of the many problems that have prevented all ethical human trials.

/"Xenotransplantation: It's the wave of the future, and always will be."


Do they run these acronyms by somebody else before deciding to use them?
 
2014-05-12 01:22:43 PM  

jxb465: Dhusk: If it happened  again you wouldn't wake up at all.

Came here to say this  I have never seen an episode of the Venture Brothers.


FTFY
 
2014-05-12 01:24:22 PM  

HindiDiscoMonster: draypresct: I'll add the advice from a long-term hemodialysis patient I knew: learn to stick your needles in yourself. If you let them do it, you're taking the chance on them training the clueless new guy on your lifeline
yup... but I train my tech....I don't want to put my own needles in... it's a real pain in the ass... and potentially my arm too. :PIn fact, when I go, I set up my own machine (settings not the lines), set up the station, then by the time she gets done with the previous patient on another chair, all she has to do is come hook me up and hit start.


Sounds like you're on top of your situation. Hope you outlive the guy I knew. He died a few years ago, but considering his kidneys failed around 1974 or so, he had an impressive run. Home hemo, in-center hemo, and two separate transplants.

/Survival has been slowly improving over the past 10 years both among transplant recipients and among dialysis patients.
 
2014-05-12 01:44:51 PM  

Jormungandr: Pokey.Clyde: Meh. Let me know when they can print me a new liver.

If they can do a kidney they can do a liver, given the liver is pretty much the most primitive organ we have, that's why it can regenerate so well.


A company called Organovo has created the technology to 3-D print livers. They expect the tech to be available for wide-spread use by December of this year.
 
2014-05-12 01:59:47 PM  
I'm telling you that shiat starts getting old after the third time.
 
2014-05-12 02:06:37 PM  

maniacbastard: Instead of replacement parts, I'd like some extra parts and some organs of my own design and creation.


Now that you mention it, I do have trouble breathing underwater sometimes. I'll take the gills.
 
2014-05-12 02:43:51 PM  
Is it just me, or does anyone else almost miss a poster whose only purpose in life was to threadshiat in 3D printing threads?
 
2014-05-12 03:02:50 PM  

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: maniacbastard: Instead of replacement parts, I'd like some extra parts and some organs of my own design and creation.

Now that you mention it, I do have trouble breathing underwater sometimes. I'll take the gills.


Gills would be great. A redundant cereal cortex in my chest would be cool too.
 
2014-05-12 03:05:46 PM  
Cerebral not cereal. farking phone.
 
2014-05-12 04:35:40 PM  

maniacbastard: Cerebral not cereal. farking phone.


I think you're underestimating the potential benefits of auxiliary Cap'n Crunch.
 
2014-05-12 06:14:56 PM  

rustypouch: Is it just me, or does anyone else almost miss a poster whose only purpose in life was to threadshiat in 3D printing threads?


It's just you.
 
2014-05-12 06:46:28 PM  

orneryredguy: maniacbastard: Cerebral not cereal. farking phone.

I think you're underestimating the potential benefits of auxiliary Cap'n Crunch.


A redundant Froot Loop would also be nice.
 
2014-05-12 06:59:55 PM  

rustypouch: Is it just me, or does anyone else almost miss a poster whose only purpose in life was to threadshiat in 3D printing threads?


No, QA is gone and we're all the happier for it.
 
2014-05-12 07:03:38 PM  

HindiDiscoMonster: This "artificial kidney" is nothing more than dialysis but inside your body. It requires dialysate which is basically a mild potassium/water solution (ions bind to the waste). The problem is that this dialysate must be pumped in, and removed, so... that means you will still have at least two tubes sticking out of you... twice the opportunity for a nice big Staphylococcus aureus infection... just like peritoneal dialysis... so, remember those baths/showers you used to enjoy? Well, no more for you... it's sponge baths or nothing till the end of time.


I was with you up until here. I was on PD for four years, and aside from a couple of weeks while my cath was healing, showered every day and never had an infection, including the two times my tube assembly came apart, leaked everywhere, and I had to go to to the ER.

 In addition to those problems, that filter is going to have to be replaced after a short time, or it will stop working. Now, in addition to that, the waste line goes to your bladder presumably, and if so, you are going to have to be pissing up a storm, so you are going to have to unhook and rehook into the machine that circulates the dialysate many times during your treatment.

Agreed. This is stupid. All of the inconvenience of having to take a leak and PD. Useless.

I think I will stick with in-center hemodialysis... no pissing 3-4 times per treatment, no chance of infection (if they are using proper protocols), and I get a fresh filter each and every treatment.

Screw hemo centers. Unless you like being dependent on a bunch of techs, wasting 12+ hours/week being someplace horrible, all while being surrounded by a bunch of burned out husks of human beings hooked up to machines blaring like a farking casino. Oh, and let's not forget the joys of living with and maintaining a working fistula.
 
2014-05-12 07:36:00 PM  

bigheadface: Jormungandr: Pokey.Clyde: Meh. Let me know when they can print me a new liver.

If they can do a kidney they can do a liver, given the liver is pretty much the most primitive organ we have, that's why it can regenerate so well.

A company called Organovo has created the technology to 3-D print livers. They expect the tech to be available for wide-spread use by December of this year.


fark yeah! I'll drink to that.
 
2014-05-12 07:52:03 PM  

HindiDiscoMonster: actually, my tech is a hot Russian blonde chick... (understand now?) =P


That makes much more sense.

Be careful, though. Sexual feelings combined with having the object of your attention jam large-bore needles in your arm a few times a week has got to result in long-term psycho-sexual complications.
 
2014-05-12 08:34:23 PM  

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: maniacbastard: Instead of replacement parts, I'd like some extra parts and some organs of my own design and creation.

Now that you mention it, I do have trouble breathing underwater sometimes. I'll take the gills.


I take lungs now, gills come next week.

/you may feel...slight pain.
 
2014-05-12 08:34:35 PM  

HindiDiscoMonster: Hawnkee: orneryredguy: maniacbastard: Cerebral not cereal. farking phone.

I think you're underestimating the potential benefits of auxiliary Cap'n Crunch.

A redundant Froot Loop would also be nice.

Is that something like a fruity version of token ring?


Token ring? Not since the 60's, man!
 
2014-05-12 11:22:39 PM  

rustypouch: Is it just me, or does anyone else almost miss a poster whose only purpose in life was to threadshiat in 3D printing threads?


NO!!

*cat waves fence picket threateningly*
 
2014-05-13 04:27:09 AM  

rustypouch: Is it just me, or does anyone else almost miss a poster whose only purpose in life was to threadshiat in 3D printing threads?


Looks like it's just you and me who miss the old bastard.
 
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