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Kidney Dialysis Equipment : Vascular Access

Kidney Dialysis Equipment : Vascular Access

In this step, Prof. Lee illustrates the mechanisms of kidney dialysis and dialysis equipments.

To begin with, there are two mechanisms of kidney dialysis: passive diffusion and ultrafiltration.

Besides, there are two main dialysis methods: hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. For peritoneal dialysis, patients use their own peritoneum as the dialysis membrane.

By the clear equipment diagram, we can easily know how to set up.

In hemodialysis cartridge, there are three kinds of flow configuration: concurrent, counter-current, and crosscurrent.

Finally, we need to know there are three kinds of vascular access, including A-V fistula, Graft, and Catheter. Please notice their differences.

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