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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Study finds racial, ethnic disparities in stroke prevention among patients undergoing dialysis

Study finds racial, ethnic disparities in stroke prevention among patients undergoing dialysis

Organs from hepatitis C-infected donors benefit many kidney patients

Organs from hepatitis C-infected donors benefit many kidney patients

New set of recommendations for managing liver failure in the ICU

New set of recommendations for managing liver failure in the ICU

Study examines validity of measures used to assess quality of kidney-related care in the U.S.

Study examines validity of measures used to assess quality of kidney-related care in the U.S.

Text messaging helps improve access to prenatal health information, study finds

Text messaging helps improve access to prenatal health information, study finds

Chronic kidney disease killing millions worldwide

Chronic kidney disease killing millions worldwide

UC research could help identify organ donors at risk of developing kidney disease

UC research could help identify organ donors at risk of developing kidney disease

Robot that can draw blood in humans

Robot that can draw blood in humans

SUNY Downstate epidemiologist is part of international initiative to uncover clues on coronavirus

SUNY Downstate epidemiologist is part of international initiative to uncover clues on coronavirus

Experts advise against using steroids for treatment of coronavirus

Experts advise against using steroids for treatment of coronavirus

New blood-sampling robot performs as well or better than people

New blood-sampling robot performs as well or better than people

Renal stem cells can be isolated from urine

Renal stem cells can be isolated from urine

Study assesses quality of life among adults in India with mild-to-moderate CKD

Study assesses quality of life among adults in India with mild-to-moderate CKD

Study casts doubt on the reliability of donated kidney assessment for transplant

Study casts doubt on the reliability of donated kidney assessment for transplant

InDepth Pharmaceuticals to commercialize novel technique to predict kidney transplant success

InDepth Pharmaceuticals to commercialize novel technique to predict kidney transplant success

Critical Care Resuscitation Unit provides faster treatment, decreases patient's risk of death

Critical Care Resuscitation Unit provides faster treatment, decreases patient's risk of death

Scientists identify 'modifier gene' that determines severity of inherited kidney disease

Scientists identify 'modifier gene' that determines severity of inherited kidney disease

House Energy and Commerce Committee scheduled to hold hearing on immunosuppressive drug coverage

House Energy and Commerce Committee scheduled to hold hearing on immunosuppressive drug coverage

Heart transplants from hepatitis C–positive donors could help overcome organ shortage

Heart transplants from hepatitis C–positive donors could help overcome organ shortage

Study indicates opportunities to improve quality of in-hospital cardiac arrest care for dialysis patients

Study indicates opportunities to improve quality of in-hospital cardiac arrest care for dialysis patients