Dialysis

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.
What is Dialysis?

Dialysis is a treatment method that replicates the function of the kidneys when they are failing. In healthy individuals, the kidneys work to filter and remove waste products, excess fluid, salts and toxins from the blood.

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Renalytix AI and University of Utah announce partnership to improve kidney health

Renalytix AI and University of Utah announce partnership to improve kidney health

New web-based tool predicts the risk of post-surgical complications

New web-based tool predicts the risk of post-surgical complications

Virtual reality program reduces treatment-related side effects in hemodialysis patients

Virtual reality program reduces treatment-related side effects in hemodialysis patients

Study: Battery storage can help protect medically vulnerable households

Study: Battery storage can help protect medically vulnerable households

New rodent model helps identify pregnant women whose prior kidney injury also affects babies

New rodent model helps identify pregnant women whose prior kidney injury also affects babies

Psychosocial factors may contribute to dropout of patients from peritoneal dialysis

Psychosocial factors may contribute to dropout of patients from peritoneal dialysis

Study provides insight into the genetic landscape of polycystic kidney disease in Ireland

Study provides insight into the genetic landscape of polycystic kidney disease in Ireland

Dialysis patients are 4 times more likely to die from COVID-19

Dialysis patients are 4 times more likely to die from COVID-19

Two-drug combination approach could be effective against bone cancer

Two-drug combination approach could be effective against bone cancer

California’s top hospital lobbyist cements influence in covid crisis

California’s top hospital lobbyist cements influence in covid crisis

Advocates view health care as key to driving LGBTQ rights conversation

Advocates view health care as key to driving LGBTQ rights conversation

Simple blood test can predict which COVID-19 patients are at high risk of severe disease

Simple blood test can predict which COVID-19 patients are at high risk of severe disease

Researchers receive $5.1 million to expand clinical trial of drug to prevent ARDS in COVID-19 patients

Researchers receive $5.1 million to expand clinical trial of drug to prevent ARDS in COVID-19 patients

One ambulance ride leads to another when packed hospitals cannot handle non-covid patients

One ambulance ride leads to another when packed hospitals cannot handle non-covid patients

Repurposed drug can treat hearing loss in humans

Repurposed drug can treat hearing loss in humans

Stopping RAS inhibitors linked to risk of adverse outcomes in patients with chronic kidney disease

Stopping RAS inhibitors linked to risk of adverse outcomes in patients with chronic kidney disease

Congress extends Medicare coverage of immunosuppressive drugs for kidney transplant

Congress extends Medicare coverage of immunosuppressive drugs for kidney transplant

Virtual telehealth platform enables kidney transplant evaluation from home

Virtual telehealth platform enables kidney transplant evaluation from home

Study highlights disparity in outcomes after cardiac surgery between private and NHS payers

Study highlights disparity in outcomes after cardiac surgery between private and NHS payers

Azithromycin trial fails to provide evidence of benefit in COVID-19

Azithromycin trial fails to provide evidence of benefit in COVID-19