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When Does a Person Need Dialysis?

Dialysis is the process of removing waste and excess fluid from the blood.  This process is typically handled by the kidney.  Patients who have suffered kidney damage or kidney failure lose some of this functionality.  A patient will typically need dialysis when waste products in the body become too high and they start to cause … Continue reading

Peritoneal Dialysis Solution Recalled

A recent upset of peritoneal dialysis solution has caused Baxter International Inc to issue a recall of a single lot of the solution. DIANEAL PD-2 is a peritoneal dialysis solution made of 1.5% Dextrose. It is being recalled after patients and others have made complaints of particulate matter, which has been identified as mold, in … Continue reading

Peritoneal Dialysis

There are two main types of renal dialysis: dialysis that uses a dialysis machine and peritoneal dialysis. Peritoneal dialysis is the process of using the peritoneal membrane, the membrane that lines the human abdomen, to filter and clean the blood. If a patient experiences kidney failure or kidney damage, the body can begin to build … Continue reading