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ESRD Kidney Dialysis

Kidney Dialysis
Severe kidney disease can result in kidney failure or end stage renal disease. The kidneys are unable to remove fluid and waste from the body. The treatment of kidney failure requires kidney dialysis.

The two types of dialysis include:

  • Hemodialysis:
    • Blood flows through a machine that filters waste from the bloodstream.
  • Peritoneal dialysis:
    • Fluid is placed inside the abdominal cavity
    • Waste products seep into the fluid through the tissue in the abdomen
    • Fluid is removed from the abdomen

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Last Updated: Dec 10, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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