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Kidney Dialysis

Dialysis is a treatment for kidney failure that removes waste and extra fluid from the blood, using a filter.

In peritoneal dialysis (PD), the filter is the lining of the abdomen, called the peritoneum.

In hemodialysis (HD), the filter is a plastic tube filled with millions of hollow fibers, called a dialyzer.

Hemodialysis may be performed either at home or in a dialysis facility.

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