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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NHS medtech strategy to boost access to safe, effective and innovative medical devices

NHS medtech strategy to boost access to safe, effective and innovative medical devices

New biomaterial allows for treating damaged tissue from the inside out

New biomaterial allows for treating damaged tissue from the inside out

Nova Biomedical Launches CE-Marked Nova Max Pro Creatinine/eGFR Meter for Kidney Function Screening

Nova Biomedical Launches CE-Marked Nova Max Pro Creatinine/eGFR Meter for Kidney Function Screening

Henry Ford Health nephrologist-led study evaluates and validates vascular monitoring technology

Henry Ford Health nephrologist-led study evaluates and validates vascular monitoring technology

Is appropriate initial empirical antimicrobial therapy associated with lower in-hospital mortality in patients with bloodstream infections?

Is appropriate initial empirical antimicrobial therapy associated with lower in-hospital mortality in patients with bloodstream infections?

Sugar appears to play a role in polycystic kidney disease, study finds

Sugar appears to play a role in polycystic kidney disease, study finds

Study shows the potential of a game-changing drug to treat upper urinary tract urothelial cancers

Study shows the potential of a game-changing drug to treat upper urinary tract urothelial cancers

Japanese study reveals increase in incidence rates of renal replacement therapy attributed to nephrosclerosis

Japanese study reveals increase in incidence rates of renal replacement therapy attributed to nephrosclerosis

Outpatient clinic visits with a nephrologist associated with lower risk of mortality in patients with acute kidney injury

Outpatient clinic visits with a nephrologist associated with lower risk of mortality in patients with acute kidney injury

A family death during the holidays prompts questions and reflection

A family death during the holidays prompts questions and reflection

Mount Sinai first in New York to offer telehealth services for low-acuity patients who call 911

Mount Sinai first in New York to offer telehealth services for low-acuity patients who call 911

Study reveals change in symptoms before and after start of dialysis in older patients with kidney failure

Study reveals change in symptoms before and after start of dialysis in older patients with kidney failure

Research reveals direct and indirect impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on the mortality of hemodialysis patients

Research reveals direct and indirect impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on the mortality of hemodialysis patients

Researchers compare the impact of conservative kidney disease management vs. dialysis on hospitalization outcomes

Researchers compare the impact of conservative kidney disease management vs. dialysis on hospitalization outcomes

Researchers develop point-of-care device to facilitate monitoring of hereditary and hepatic metabolic disorders

Researchers develop point-of-care device to facilitate monitoring of hereditary and hepatic metabolic disorders

Personalized approach to kidney disease screening for T1D patients could enable earlier disease detection

Personalized approach to kidney disease screening for T1D patients could enable earlier disease detection

COVID-19 positive hearts may be safe for transplantation

COVID-19 positive hearts may be safe for transplantation

High incidence of CKD in the United States persists, study says

High incidence of CKD in the United States persists, study says

California patients fear fallout from third dialysis ballot measure

California patients fear fallout from third dialysis ballot measure

Investigators study symptom trajectories in nondialysis-dependent CKD patients

Investigators study symptom trajectories in nondialysis-dependent CKD patients