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What is a “dialysis access”? Dialysis access a surgically created connection between one of your arteries and veins. It must carry a lot of blood flow, so that when it is used for dialysis there will be a lot of blood that runs through the dialysis machine.  This will clean most of your blood, since […]

What is a hemodialysis catheter?  A hemodialysis catheter, or dialysis catheter, is a plastic catheter that can be used for hemodialysis. It is usually located in the upper chest (on either the right or left side). The catheter is tunneled under the skin and inserted through the internal jugular vein (at the lower part of […]

Vascular Access / Dialysis A vascular access is an entrance to your blood vessels that can be used for dialysis. Dialysis is a treatment used for kidney failure. Vascular access can be created in many ways, such as by: Placing a thin, flexible tube (catheter) in a large vein, usually in your neck, chest, or […]

What is a vascular dialysis access? A dialysis access is a special type of blood vessel that can be used to do the dialysis. It is made from a connection between one of the arteries to one of the veins. There are two major types of dialysis access: 1. Native Arteriovenous Fistula (AVF): A connection […]

What is peritoneal dialysis? Peritoneal dialysis is a process for filtering the blood by using the thin lining of the belly (peritoneum) and a fluid called dialysate to remove wastes, salt, and extra water from the blood. This is done in sessions, which are called exchanges. In peritoneal dialysis, these tasks are performed by transferring […]

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