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
November 16, 2011
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
& Mitchell H. Rosner, MD - Nephrology
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