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Dialysis / Haemodialysis / Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis

In serious kidney disease, kidney function becomes woefully inadequate. In such a situation, it is by the process of "Dialysis" that waste products and excess fluids are removed from the blood. When this occurs using a machine is called hemodialysis, whereas dialysis using the natural filtering membrane of the body called "Peritoneum" is called Peritoneal Dialysis.

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Elder Patients Who Start Dialysis Have More Death Rates
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Only 81% of Cardiac Arrest Patients Were Given CPR In Dialysis Units: Study
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Increasing Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Lowers Early Death Risk in Dialysis Patients
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  • However, in.....
Trials on Peritoneal Dialysis Do Not Report Findings That are Important to Patients
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Making Dialysis More Equitable and Sustainable
  • Resources available for preventive care and cost-saving dialysis options are under.....

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Azotemia (High Blood Nitrogen Levels) - Types, Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment
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