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Dialysis solution analysis for infection prevention

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Design Award

  • Tong Biomedical Design Award Honorable Mention

Project Overview

Patients receiving peritoneal dialysis are trained to detect infection. The standard method requires the patients to inspect a small amount of fluid that has been drained out in a small transparent container. The patients are looking for a change in transparency of the fluid as this would suggest infection. This method has limitations for those with visual problems as well as the relative change can be misleading.

The project proposed would be the development of a device to aid in the detection of a change in the transparency for these patients. The poor detection of change for many patients has resulted in infection, hospitalization, loss of ability to do dialysis and even death.

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Team members from left to right: Nick Gilling, Alyssa Acker, David Schmidt, Nathan Leppert
Team members from left to right: Nick Gilling, Alyssa Acker, David Schmidt, Nathan Leppert

Contact Information

Team Members

  • Alyssa Acker, BME 301 - Team Leader
  • Nathan Leppert, BME 301 - Communicator
  • David Schmidt, BME 301 - BSAC
  • Nicholas Gilling, BME 301 - BWIG & BPAG

Advisor and Client

  • Dr. Jeremy Rogers - Advisor
  • Dr. Roy Jhagroo - Client

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