kidney machine


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kidney machine

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(Medicine) another name for artificial kidney See haemodialysis
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Contract award notice: supply eight (8) artificial kidney machine hemofiltration, hemodiafiltration and online methods, and provide technical support services - maintenance of these until the completion of ten (10) years from the start of operation.
There are two types of dialysis: haemodialysis where blood is pumped out of the body to an artificial kidney machine and returned to the body by tubes connected to the machine; and peritoneal dialysis in which the inside lining of the belly acts as a natural filter and wastes are taken out by means of a cleansing fluid called dialysate, which is washed in and out of the belly in cycles.
If you would like to help Bethan and Chris fundraise for the new kidney machine, contact Bethan on 07807 096 673.
There are two forms - peritoneal dialysis, in which the peritoneal membrane is used as a filter, and haemodialysis, in which a kidney machine filters the blood.
Matthew has to travel to Glasgow with his family three times a week to be hooked up to a kidney machine.
It is understood that Mr Gaitskell would have died from acute uraemia if an artificial kidney machine had not been brought into use.
Dialysis is a life-extending procedure that, for most patients with kidney failure, involves sitting in a chair three or more times a week connected to an artificial kidney machine.
The water supply for hemodialysis units could be contaminated with several fungal species that occur during piping into kidney machine.
In 1980, an artificial kidney machine was built that incorporated many of the principles on which the new technology relies, according to Martin Roberts, an assistant professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California.
John Merrill dialyze a patient with acute renal failure using a modified Kolff Rotating Durm Kidney Machine.
She said: "At the beginning of 1981, my doctor told me 'You are going to go on a kidney machine within two years' and I said 'no, I'm not'.