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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.
Opioid epidemic likely applies to high-risk dialysis population, study shows

Opioid epidemic likely applies to high-risk dialysis population, study shows

Study examines effects of poor sleep on progression of chronic kidney disease

Study examines effects of poor sleep on progression of chronic kidney disease

VUMC and Bayer agree on strategic research alliance to develop new therapies for kidney diseases

VUMC and Bayer agree on strategic research alliance to develop new therapies for kidney diseases

High levels of suPAR protein shown to be likely cause of kidney damage in children

High levels of suPAR protein shown to be likely cause of kidney damage in children

Intensive Care Medicine

Intensive Care Medicine

Blood cleaning device can also effectively provide a bridge to liver transplantation

Blood cleaning device can also effectively provide a bridge to liver transplantation

New analysis explores promising strategies to increase living kidney donation

New analysis explores promising strategies to increase living kidney donation

Researchers reveal stark increase in opioid-related ICU admissions and deaths

Researchers reveal stark increase in opioid-related ICU admissions and deaths

Opioid crisis results in increased admissions to hospital ICUs and deaths

Opioid crisis results in increased admissions to hospital ICUs and deaths

Omeros’ OMS721 receives orphan drug designation from FDA for treatment of IgA nephropathy

Omeros’ OMS721 receives orphan drug designation from FDA for treatment of IgA nephropathy

FDA approves new treatment for all HCV genotypes 1-6

FDA approves new treatment for all HCV genotypes 1-6

FDA approves new combo drug Mavyret for adults with Hepatitis C infection

FDA approves new combo drug Mavyret for adults with Hepatitis C infection

Study: Patients discharged from emergency department with AKI remain at increased risk of death

Study: Patients discharged from emergency department with AKI remain at increased risk of death

Medical transportation provider accused of disserving L.A.’s frail patients

Medical transportation provider accused of disserving L.A.’s frail patients

Study: Impaired thyroid function may affect dialysis patients’ health and well-being

Study: Impaired thyroid function may affect dialysis patients’ health and well-being

Moderate-intensity aerobic exercise can be safe therapeutic for non-dialysis CKD patients

Moderate-intensity aerobic exercise can be safe therapeutic for non-dialysis CKD patients

Discarding donated kidneys based on biopsy results may be inappropriate, say researchers

Discarding donated kidneys based on biopsy results may be inappropriate, say researchers

Catheter use during hemodialysis linked to increased rates of bloodstream infections

Catheter use during hemodialysis linked to increased rates of bloodstream infections

UD researchers combat chronic kidney disease with exercise

UD researchers combat chronic kidney disease with exercise

Elevated levels of suPAR protein combine with genetic mutation to trigger CKD in black people

Elevated levels of suPAR protein combine with genetic mutation to trigger CKD in black people