peritoneal dialysis are both used to treat
kidney failure. Hemodialysis uses a man-made membrane
(dialyzer) to filter wastes and remove extra fluid from the blood. Peritoneal
dialysis uses the lining of the abdominal cavity (peritoneal membrane) and a
solution (dialysate) to remove wastes and extra fluid from the body.
Each form of dialysis has its advantages and
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerTushar J. Vachharajani, MD, FASN, FACP - Nephrology
Current as ofMay 3, 2017
Current as of:
May 3, 2017
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Tushar J. Vachharajani, MD, FASN, FACP - Nephrology
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