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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
28 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Filter, toxins: Dialysis does the work of kidney- removing fluids andtoxins. Blood from the patient flows on one side of the chamber and the dialysate solution whic ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Hamner
42 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Countercurrent flow: The dialysis machine is based on pumps that move blood through the artificial kidney (a filter) while making dialysate (a mixture of water and chemica ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
37 years experience Urology
"Wash" blood: To "wash" the blood of metabolic by-products/waste. Remove excess fluid. Addition of blood products to blood pool.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
39 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Via a line: A catheter place under the collar bone or a line establishe in arm just like the IV line done in hospitals. However a surgeon has to prepare your arm ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
13 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Artificial kidney: The principle of dialysis machine is hard to explain in 400 characters. Like a human kidney, it filters impure blood under pressure; excess water is r ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Low Blood Pressure: Unfortunately, dialysis is an exchange of blood between the patient and the hemodialysis machine. At certain times, too much blood can be taken from ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cain
35 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Blood cleaning: Blood is pumped into a filter that allows toxins to pass into a salt solution that carries them away while delivering bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
33 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Synthetic: It is made of Cellulose or cellophane.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
41 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
See below: Dialysis involves the patients blood to run against the dialysis fluids in a artificial kidney or dialyser, both have seperate circuits and the bloo ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Kidney machine clog?: I am not sure what you are referring to by a dialysis patient's clogging of a kidney machine. Patients can have their dialyzer (d), the artificial kid ... Read More

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