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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Proteinuria reduction slows kidney decline in patients with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis

Proteinuria reduction slows kidney decline in patients with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis

Large-scale analysis of Alport syndrome reveals the effectiveness of existing treatments

Large-scale analysis of Alport syndrome reveals the effectiveness of existing treatments

Marshall University researcher awarded NIH grant to study uremic cardiomyopathy

Marshall University researcher awarded NIH grant to study uremic cardiomyopathy

Study finds fungal isolates with high levels of virulence in different hospitals

Study finds fungal isolates with high levels of virulence in different hospitals

Inconsistent SARS-CoV-2 antibody results in nephrology workers

Inconsistent SARS-CoV-2 antibody results in nephrology workers

Study shows safety of kidney transplantation between people with HIV

Study shows safety of kidney transplantation between people with HIV

The American Society of Nephrology and HHS announce winners of kidneyx redesign dialysis competition

The American Society of Nephrology and HHS announce winners of kidneyx redesign dialysis competition

Ellipsys System can help create durable vascular access for end-stage renal disease

Ellipsys System can help create durable vascular access for end-stage renal disease

Researchers identify underlying mechanism for metabolic memory and diabetic complications

Researchers identify underlying mechanism for metabolic memory and diabetic complications

Including patients' preferences in kidney allocation system could improve outcomes

Including patients' preferences in kidney allocation system could improve outcomes

Study shows immediate dialysis is no better than the conservative approach

Study shows immediate dialysis is no better than the conservative approach

Research offers new hope for kidney revival prior to transplantation

Research offers new hope for kidney revival prior to transplantation

First extensive review of COVID-19's effects on all affected organs outside the lungs

First extensive review of COVID-19's effects on all affected organs outside the lungs

Immunicom and Sheba Medical Center initiate clinical trial to evaluate novel cancer treatment

Immunicom and Sheba Medical Center initiate clinical trial to evaluate novel cancer treatment

New studies examine outcomes of kidney transplant recipients with COVID-19

New studies examine outcomes of kidney transplant recipients with COVID-19

Doping agent Epo could be effective against Covid-19

Doping agent Epo could be effective against Covid-19

Researchers identify immune cell that predicts transplant patient's risk of organ rejection

Researchers identify immune cell that predicts transplant patient's risk of organ rejection

‘I couldn’t let her be alone’: A peaceful death amid the COVID scourge

‘I couldn’t let her be alone’: A peaceful death amid the COVID scourge

New COVID-19 Kidney / Transplant Listening & Resource Center launched

New COVID-19 Kidney / Transplant Listening & Resource Center launched

Study finds significant variation in trust of health information by Hispanics

Study finds significant variation in trust of health information by Hispanics