Dialysis and Renal Care

The most common form of kidney replacement therapy is dialysis, is a way of cleaning the blood with artificial kidneys. There are following types of dialysis:

Haemodialysis 

Peritoneal dialysis

 

Haemodialysis

Haemodialysis is required with the patients of renal failure. In this process of haemodialysis, an artificial kidney purifies blood. We should make an "access," usually in the forearm from where blood can easily be taken from the body and sent to the artificial kidney for purification. The access collects blood from the patient’s body and then the blood undergoes purification in those artificial kidneys and is again injected back after purification into the patient’s body.

 

Peritoneal dialysis

In peritoneal dialysis no artificial kidney is used. The peritoneum (lining inside your abdomen) is used as a filter instead of artificial kidney. Peritoneal dialysis is of two types they are continuous cycling peritoneal dialysis and continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis. Peritoneal dialysis is used in patients having kidney failure.

 

In this track we discuss Haemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis, Home Dialysis, Extracorporeal Dialysis: Techniques and Adequacy, Vascular Access in Dialysis, Complications of Dialysis, Epidemiology, Outcomes and Health Services Research in Dialysis, Transplantation: Basic Science and Immune Tolerance, Clinical Studies in Renal Transplantation, Cardiovascular Complications of CKD 5D, Bone and Mineral Metabolism (CKD 5D), Conservative Management of Advanced CKD (vs. Dialysis), Palliative Care for CKD/ESRD, Dialysis Solutions, Infection, Membrane Biology, Membrane Function, Quality of Life in Dialysis.