Dialysis: How Does It Work?
Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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Jassin M. Jouria, MD
Jassin M. Jouria is a medical doctor, professor of academic medicine, and medical author. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine and has completed his clinical clerkship training in various teaching hospitals throughout New York, including King’s County Hospital Center and Brookdale Medical Center, among others. Dr. Jouria has served as a test prep tutor and instructor for Kaplan. He has developed several medical courses and curricula for a variety of educational institutions. Dr. Jouria has also served on multiple levels in the academic field including faculty member and Department Chair. Dr. Jouria continues to serves as a Subject Matter Expert for several continuing education organizations covering multiple basic medical sciences.
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Healthy kidneys eliminate waste and excess water from the blood, but when kidneys stop functioning because of illness or injury, dialysis offers an artificial alternative to ensure individuals stay healthy. Depending on the specific illness or injury, dialysis may be a chronic need or may only be required temporarily until a person’s kidney is healthy enough to function. A closer look at how dialysis functions within the body is discussed.
II. Dialysis: Purpose And Function
1. Risk of Infection
2. The Hemodialyzer
IV. Peritoneal Dialysis
1. Catheter Placement
V. Dialysis Treatment
1. Frequency of Dialysis
2. Length of Dialysis Session