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Renal Replacement Therapy: Hemodialysis vs Peritoneal Dialysis, Animation

Renal Replacement Therapy: Hemodialysis vs Peritoneal Dialysis, Animation

Dialysis is a therapy that artificially removes wastes from the blood of patients whose kidneys can no longer perform this function adequately. There are two main types of dialysis: hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. In hemodialysis, blood is filtered outside the body, in a dialysis machine. The patient’s blood is pumped to the machine, cleansed, then […]

Acute Kidney Injury, a.k.a. Acute Renal Failure, Animation

Acute Kidney Injury, a.k.a. Acute Renal Failure, Animation

Acute kidney injury, AKI, also known as acute renal failure, is a sudden, rapid loss of kidney function, typically within days or weeks. The function of the kidneys is to filter blood plasma, removing metabolic wastes in urine, while also adjusting urine composition to maintain balance of various blood parameters. In AKI, metabolic wastes accumulate; […]

NICU – Olivia’s Story

NICU – Olivia’s Story

[music]>>ASHLEY LAROCHELLE: I was about 21 weeks pregnant and woke up about three in the morning to just bleeding and things that were a little bit concerning. So I called an ambulance right away. We went first to a local hospital and then stabilized and transferred to Maine Med. [music]>>ASHLEY: When I heard them call […]