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The filtering of toxic solutes and excess fluid from the blood via an external membranous coil placed between the blood and a rinsing solution.



a method of extrarenal purification of the blood in acute and chronic renal insufficiency. During dialysis, toxic metabolic products are removed from the body, and the impaired water and electrolyte balances are normalized. Dialysis is effected by exchange transfusion of blood (simultaneous massive bloodletting with transfusion of the same amount of whole blood), by washing the peritoneum with a salt solution (peritoneal dialysis), and by washing the intestinal mucosa with moderately hypertonic solutions (intestinal dialysis). Use of an artificial kidney is the most effective method of dialysis.


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Biolink Corporation has also filed for FDA 510(k) clearance for the Dialock Hemodialysis Access System.
Vascugel is an endothelial cell-based therapy in development for enhancing blood vessel repair and improving hemodialysis access for patients with end-stage renal disease.
The survey elicited responses regarding the following areas of infection control practice: unit design, utilization of arteriovenous access type, carriage of MRSA, VRE, HBV and HCV, tuberculosis, influenzae and pneumonoccal immunization, infection precautions for patients with selected infections, infection surveillance, antibiotic utilization, antiseptic agents, hemodialysis access management, cleaning and disinfection, water treatment and hemodialysis waste.
The investment round will support continuation of clinical activities and acceleration of market development for the everlinQ(TM) endoAVF System, a catheter-based technology designed to create hemodialysis access for chronic kidney disease patients in a minimally invasive procedure.
Less than 24 hours after the device was implanted it was successfully cannulated or punctured for initial hemodialysis access.
today announced promising results from a clinical study evaluating a novel hemodialysis access technique that has the potential to revolutionize vascular access for patients with chronic kidney disease without the use of traditional open surgery.
AngioDynamics (NASDAQ:ANGO) announced today it has achieved the national launch of the newly redesigned Centros self-centering, chronic hemodialysis access catheter.
Title: Identifying Common Causes and Practical Solutions for Decreasing Central Vein Catheter Dependence for Hemodialysis Access Presenter: Mary Isambert