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“Peritoneal Dialysis” by Sharon Su for OPENPediatrics

“Peritoneal Dialysis” by Sharon Su for OPENPediatrics

Peritoneal Dialysis by Dr. Sharon Su. Introduction. Hello, my name is Dr. Sharon Su. I’m a Pediatric Nephrologist. Today I’m going to talk to you about peritoneal dialysis. First off, we need to define what peritoneal dialysis is. Number one is the use of the peritoneal membrane to do three things. One is to remove […]

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; […]

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 […]

MAPMG’s Dr. Anand Desai Discusses How Patient Relationships Impact Care

MAPMG’s Dr. Anand Desai Discusses How Patient Relationships Impact Care

– My name Anand Desai. I am a kidney doctor or a nephrologist and I work for the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group. Well I grew up in Ohio and I stayed close to home for school, for college and medical school, Kent State University, and then I decided to go to the big city for […]

University of Florida Division of Nephrology and Hypertension – Jacksonville | UF Health Nephrology

University of Florida Division of Nephrology and Hypertension – Jacksonville | UF Health Nephrology

UF Health is a safety-net hospital. That means that we do take care of patients who otherwise have no insurance and wouldn’t be able to get care, so the Duval County here works with the UF Health with a specific program that allows those patients to be seen and cared for. We also take care […]

What are the advantages of a kidney transplant compared to dialysis?

What are the advantages of a kidney transplant compared to dialysis?

– I am Dr. Melissa Isbell. I am a nephrologist with Renal Associates, one of the groups that help take care of patients here at the Texas Transplant Institute. (What are the advantages of kidney transplantation compared to dialysis?) One big advantage is that you spend a heck of a lot less time getting your […]