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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 […]

Monnie Wasse, MD, MPH

I’m referred patients that are candidates for the initiation of dialysis. And then my role is to attempt to individualize the best vascular access option for a given patient. A vascular access is the type of bloodstream conduit that’s used for a dialysis patient. My whole level of interaction with that patient is to try […]

What is the history of Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital’s transplant program?

What is the history of Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital’s transplant program?

– I’m Adam Bingaman, I’m a transplant surgeon, and the Director of the Abdominal Transplant Program here at Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital. (What is the history of Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital’s transplant program?) So the history of the program dates back, now actually more than 30 years ago. Set up by some nephrologists […]

What do you recommend for patients who are waiting for a transplant off the list?

What do you recommend for patients who are waiting for a transplant off the list?

(What do you recommend for patients who are waiting for transplant off the list?) – Should a live donor become available the transplant can happen fairly quickly. However, if an appropriate live donor is not available, then the patient will have to wait for an appropriate deceased donor to become available. This wait can be […]

How does the kidney waitlist work?

How does the kidney waitlist work?

– My name is Irfan Agha. I’m a transplant nephrologist. (How does the kidney waitlist work?) It is critical to maintain a healthy lifestyle. A good diet, exercise, and maintaining a good weight are critical. Indeed, if the patient’s become extremely obese, they may no longer remain candidates for kidney transplantation. It is imperative that […]

liberDi – The Freedom to Live with Dialysis

liberDi – The Freedom to Live with Dialysis

liberDi — a game-changing system for people who need dialysis. Two-point-five million people worldwide require ongoing dialysis treatment costing health care systems billions of dollars annually. Dialysis is most commonly performed in hospitals or dialysis centers. Patients spend hours traveling to the center where they are hooked up to a machine for up to five […]

How do I qualify for a kidney transplant?

How do I qualify for a kidney transplant?

(What does it take to qualify for a kidney transplant?) – To receive a kidney transplant, there are several requirements that need to be met. And these are requirements that are established nationally, and also by our program. Generally, you need to have kidney function that’s poor enough to require a transplant, which means a […]

Meet Our Doc: Danielle Soranno, MD, Kidney Center

Meet Our Doc: Danielle Soranno, MD, Kidney Center

I love the kidneys. Kidneys are the smartest organ in the body, and I I’ll debate any other sub-specialist on that any day. They just make a lot of sense, and so I knew I wanted to be a nephrologist and so really the question was “Do I want to be a nephrologist for adults […]

What is the evaluation process to qualify to donate a kidney?

What is the evaluation process to qualify to donate a kidney?

(What is the evaluation process to qualify for kidney donation?) – There is an age requirement. The donor has to be older than 18 and able to consent for themself. They should be free of any active medical disease. The patients that are diabetic are excluded. Patients that have ongoing and recurrent infections are excluded. […]