Equipment used to perform hemodialysis (removing toxic wastes from the blood) in kidney failure. Plastic tubing is used to pipe blood from the body into the machine, where waste-products are filtered out by the technique of dialysis. Usually two or three sessions are required a week, each lasting about four hours. Today many more patients benefit from the newer technique of peritoneal dialysis, in which fluids are passed through the peritoneal cavity to reduce blood urea.
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