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glossary:dialysis [2012/10/16 14:40] (current)
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|+||Dialysis: The process of cleansing the [[blood]] by passing it through a special machine. Dialysis is necessary when the [[kidney]]s are not able to filter the blood. Dialysis allows patients with kidney failure a chance to live productive lives. There are two types of dialysis: [[hemodialysis]] and peritoneal dialysis. Each type of dialysis has advantages and disadvantages. Patients can often choose the type of long term dialysis that best matches their needs. |