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When your kidneys are healthy, they clean your blood. They also make hormones that keep your bones strong and your blood healthy. When your kidneys fail, you need treatment to replace the work your kidneys used to do. Unless you have a kidney transplant, you will need a treatment called dialysis.

There are two main types of dialysis: hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. Both types filter your blood to rid your body of harmful wastes, extra salt and water. Hemodialysis does that with a machine. Peritoneal dialysis uses the lining of your abdomen, called the peritoneal membrane, to filter your blood. Each type has both risks and benefits. They also require that you follow a special diet. Your doctor can help you decide the best type of dialysis for you.
Acutely injured deceased-donor kidneys are suitable for transplant, study suggests

Acutely injured deceased-donor kidneys are suitable for transplant, study suggests

Protecting powerhouse of cells could provide better way to treat acute kidney injury

Protecting powerhouse of cells could provide better way to treat acute kidney injury

Men with CKD more likely to experience disease progression and death than women

Men with CKD more likely to experience disease progression and death than women

CAR-T cell therapy appears to be promising option for treating large B-cell lymphoma

CAR-T cell therapy appears to be promising option for treating large B-cell lymphoma

Study examines whether taking multiple medications for heart failure can limit abilities in older adults

Study examines whether taking multiple medications for heart failure can limit abilities in older adults

New therapeutic drug monitoring service could benefit children with cancer

New therapeutic drug monitoring service could benefit children with cancer

Myriad biological, societal factors that impact CKD severity for children of African descent

Myriad biological, societal factors that impact CKD severity for children of African descent

Gene editing could be used to halt kidney disease in patients with Joubert syndrome

Gene editing could be used to halt kidney disease in patients with Joubert syndrome

Non-surgical fistula creation system Ellipsys becomes key focus of attention at CiDA

Non-surgical fistula creation system Ellipsys becomes key focus of attention at CiDA

Brain and muscle cells found within kidney organoids

Brain and muscle cells found within kidney organoids

Marijuana use by kidney donors has no effect on transplant outcomes

Marijuana use by kidney donors has no effect on transplant outcomes

Newly designed mice emulate severe form of kidney damage in humans with diabetes

Newly designed mice emulate severe form of kidney damage in humans with diabetes

Regenstrief scientist calls for precision surveillance for colon cancer screening

Regenstrief scientist calls for precision surveillance for colon cancer screening

4TECH successfully completes first two implantations of TriCinch Coil tricuspid valve repair system

4TECH successfully completes first two implantations of TriCinch Coil tricuspid valve repair system

AstraZeneca to present Phase III CVOT DECLARE-TIMI 58 results at AHA Scientific Sessions

AstraZeneca to present Phase III CVOT DECLARE-TIMI 58 results at AHA Scientific Sessions

Phase III CLL14 study evaluating Venclexta plus Gazyva to treat CLL meets its primary endpoint

Phase III CLL14 study evaluating Venclexta plus Gazyva to treat CLL meets its primary endpoint

Game-changing microscope enables UK scientists to understand amyloid structure

Game-changing microscope enables UK scientists to understand amyloid structure

Cryo-electron microscopy helps study proteins responsible for amyloid-based diseases

Cryo-electron microscopy helps study proteins responsible for amyloid-based diseases

Dialysis giant Davita defends itself in court and at the polls

Dialysis giant Davita defends itself in court and at the polls

High-impact clinical trial results could affect kidney-related medical care

High-impact clinical trial results could affect kidney-related medical care