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Diffusion is a therapy that removes water and toxins from the body. Dialysis is typically applied in patients with acute or chronic kidney failure.

Dialysis was first described by Thomas Graham in 1854.

This section will discuss various hemodialysis regimens and extracorporeal modalities.

The primary goal of chronic HD vascular access is to provide repeated access to the circulation with minimal complications.

Complications of hemodialysis (HD) access create significant problems for renal practitioners, the healthcare system and especially for individuals living with end stage renal disease.

Many modern dialysis machines offer options for ultrafiltration (UFP) and sodium profiling (or sodium variation system [SVS]).

Peritoneal dialysis has its roots in the early civilizations, when the existence of the peritoneum was recognized.

The anatomy of peritoneum and physiology of peritoneal transport are described in these articles to help understand the basic principles of Peritoneal Dialysis (PD).

This section contains articles related to peritoneal transport including testing methods, transport status classification, and changes in peritoneal membrane function after PD exposure.

Volume control and achieving adequate ultrafiltration in peritoneal dialysis are discussed in this section.

This section will discuss peritoneal dialysis access including types of PD catheters, placement, pre, intra, and post-operative managements, and complications of PD catheter.

This article will discuss overall mortality trends and clinical factors that influence mortality in HD and PD patients.

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