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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
47 years experience in Family Medicine
Removes waste, fluid: Dialysis takes over two important functions of the kidney: removing waste products & removing excess fluid. There are two basic techniques: hemodi ... Read More

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Cusano
39 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Work on dialysis: Many patients on dialysis continue to work full time.The biggest obstacle tends to be the time spent doing dialysis, with schedules that can be fairly ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Dialysis machine: The purpose of a dialysis machine (D) and the artificial kidney (A) used on it is to replace the function of the kidneys of an end stage renal disease ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
28 years experience in 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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
39 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
2 kinds: One is for hemodialysis, a simpler form of the machine available in dialysis units where the patient &/or family member is trained to connect via IV l ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
13 years experience in 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 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cain
35 years experience in 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
18 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Filters blood.: It's a complicated process, but basically dialysis involves a filter called a dialyzer that the patient's blood passes through. Potentially harmful m ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sreya Pallath
21 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Cleans blood: Fluid is infused into the abdomen. The fluid is separated from the abdominal organs by the peritoneal membrane. Toxins that build up in the blood will ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Cusano
39 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Duration of dialysis: The limits of kidney dialysis are due to dialysis access issues, inflammation from artificial membrane exposure, exposure to toxic medications to cont ... Read More
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