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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European database investigates COVID-19 outcomes in patients with kidney failure

European database investigates COVID-19 outcomes in patients with kidney failure

Researchers recommend TEG test to identify undetected blood clots in COVID-19 ICU patients

Researchers recommend TEG test to identify undetected blood clots in COVID-19 ICU patients

How COVID-19 affects the nervous system

How COVID-19 affects the nervous system

Globaldata: Cardiovascular procedures not impacted by COVID-19 as heavily as other therapy areas

Globaldata: Cardiovascular procedures not impacted by COVID-19 as heavily as other therapy areas

Johns Hopkins team develops new method to maintain sufficient supplies of kidney dialysis fluid

Johns Hopkins team develops new method to maintain sufficient supplies of kidney dialysis fluid

Kidney transplants: Volume of services correlated with quality of treatment outcomes

Kidney transplants: Volume of services correlated with quality of treatment outcomes

A new method to monitor blood damage in real-time

A new method to monitor blood damage in real-time

Medical rationing could cause unlawful death from COVID-19

Medical rationing could cause unlawful death from COVID-19

Fewer traffic collisions during shutdown means longer waits for organ donations

Fewer traffic collisions during shutdown means longer waits for organ donations

COVID-19 patients at high risk for developing complications associated with blood clots

COVID-19 patients at high risk for developing complications associated with blood clots

Novel study tracks symptomatic and asymptomatic COVID-19 spread in pediatric dialysis unit

Novel study tracks symptomatic and asymptomatic COVID-19 spread in pediatric dialysis unit

Study shows why older individuals are vulnerable to COVID-19

Study shows why older individuals are vulnerable to COVID-19

Modified dialysis device treats COVID-19

Modified dialysis device treats COVID-19

Cytokine storms created by COVID-19 could be reduced by using blood filter

Cytokine storms created by COVID-19 could be reduced by using blood filter

Study suggests ROBO2 pathway as therapeutic target for kidney diseases

Study suggests ROBO2 pathway as therapeutic target for kidney diseases

Using photoacoustic imaging to visualize scarring in donor kidneys before transplant

Using photoacoustic imaging to visualize scarring in donor kidneys before transplant

Wake Forest Baptist Health creates special respiratory isolation unit for COVID-19

Wake Forest Baptist Health creates special respiratory isolation unit for COVID-19

Innovative approach offers kidney-sparing treatment option for upper tract urothelial cancer

Innovative approach offers kidney-sparing treatment option for upper tract urothelial cancer

COVID tests are free, except when they’re not

COVID tests are free, except when they’re not

New device combined with mechanical ventilation can help improve treatment outcomes for COVID-19

New device combined with mechanical ventilation can help improve treatment outcomes for COVID-19