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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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

Chronic kidney disease medication doesn’t work, shows study

Chronic kidney disease medication doesn’t work, shows study

Study shows generic drug does not slow kidney disease

Study shows generic drug does not slow kidney disease

Promising treatment does not guard against complication in type 1 diabetes

Promising treatment does not guard against complication in type 1 diabetes

Study assesses impact of anti-SARS-CoV-2 convalescent plasma in COVID-19 disease

Study assesses impact of anti-SARS-CoV-2 convalescent plasma in COVID-19 disease

Scottish biotech Invizius seeks Series A funding for breakthrough in dialysis treatment

Scottish biotech Invizius seeks Series A funding for breakthrough in dialysis treatment

Kidney failure due to AKI linked to significant morbidity and mortality

Kidney failure due to AKI linked to significant morbidity and mortality

Cell signaling pathway could treat chronic kidney disease and other medical conditions

Cell signaling pathway could treat chronic kidney disease and other medical conditions

NIH launches a centralized, secure enclave to store and study COVID-19 patient data

NIH launches a centralized, secure enclave to store and study COVID-19 patient data

At a time of great need, public health lacks ‘lobbying muscle’

At a time of great need, public health lacks ‘lobbying muscle’

A family with five doctors — and two COVID deaths

A family with five doctors — and two COVID deaths

Cys-C protein can predict risk of cardiovascular and renal diseases

Cys-C protein can predict risk of cardiovascular and renal diseases

Identifying key predictors of mortality in young dialysis patients

Identifying key predictors of mortality in young dialysis patients

Empagliflozin reduces CKD progression in type 2 diabetics with cardiovascular disease

Empagliflozin reduces CKD progression in type 2 diabetics with cardiovascular disease

Indirect viral infection of the kidneys by SARS-CoV-2-induced inflammatory reaction

Indirect viral infection of the kidneys by SARS-CoV-2-induced inflammatory reaction

SARS-CoV-2 infection causes specific kidney proximal tubular injury

SARS-CoV-2 infection causes specific kidney proximal tubular injury

Drug offers hope for patients with primary hyperoxaluria type 1

Drug offers hope for patients with primary hyperoxaluria type 1

Acute kidney injury in intensive-care COVID-19 patients

Acute kidney injury in intensive-care COVID-19 patients

High mortality rates among coronavirus-positive dialysis patients

High mortality rates among coronavirus-positive dialysis patients