Kidney transplant rejection is considered one of the most important causes leading to the failure of kidney transplant procedures. A new device helps detect early signs of rejection.
This small device, based on a bioelectronic system, allows for monitoring the body’s response to the transplanted kidney and detecting early signs of rejection. This enables quick surgical intervention, improves the results of kidney transplants, and avoids serious complications that may threaten the patient’s life or affect the efficiency of the transplanted kidney.
This advanced system involves using modern sensing devices that monitor the patient’s vital signs, such as the temperature of the transplanted kidney. A slight increase in temperature may indicate the possibility of rejection, and this data is transmitted to an external device that processes and analyzes it using algorithms that detect any slight changes that may indicate rejection.
Transplant rejection can occur immediately after the transplant or several years later. The human body can show signs of rejection at any time after the procedure, which is why this advanced system plays a vital role in detecting early signs of rejection and warning the patient to see their doctor as soon as possible.
This small device is surgically implanted near the transplanted kidney and can predict the possibility of rejection earlier by about three weeks compared to traditional methods currently used. In addition, this technology is a more effective alternative to kidney biopsy, now the standard method used to detect rejection. However, it carries risks as it involves taking a sample from the new kidney.
In conclusion, the bioelectronic system may represent a revolution in kidney transplant procedures, and research is still ongoing on how to develop this system to make it more efficient in detecting early signs of rejection.