Dialysis (from Greek dialusis,”διάλυσις”, meaning dissolution, dia, meaning through, and lysis, meaning loosening or splitting) is a process for removing waste and excess water from the blood, and is used primarily as an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Dialysis may be used for those with an acute disturbance in kidney function (acute kidney injury, previously acute renal failure), or progressive but chronically worsening kidney function–a state known as chronic kidney disease .
There are different types of dialysis, including:
Hemodialysis: A medical procedure to remove fluid and waste products from the blood and to correct electrolyte imbalances. This is accomplished using a machine and a dialyzer, also referred to as an artificial kidney.
Peritoneal Dialysis: The process uses patient’s peritoneum in the abdomen as a membrane across which fluids and dissolved substances are exchanged from the blood.
During hemodialysis, you will be hooked up to a machine that takes over the kidneys’ job of filtering blood. A vascular access is created in one of the blood vessels. It is a place on the body where blood can be removed and then returned.
During hemodialysis, blood is removed from the body and filtered through a man-made membrane called dialyzer. The filter removes wastes and extra fluids from your blood, but retains the proper balance of Electrolytes such as Urea, Potassium, Sodium, etc. Once the blood is cleaned, it is returned to the body.
HMS offers the integrated and most efficient systems in dialysis treatment which demonstrates numerous comfort improvements for providers and patients.
For extracorporeal blood treatment at chronic renal insufficiency. The Dialog+ sets standards with its three basic device configurations for extracorporeal blood treatment. The system is designed for the global requirements of patients, physicians, and nursing staff.
Data Management System
Dialysis fluid filter
Machine for continuous and intermittend dialysis therapies as well as plasma-therapies. Options: Diapact Perfusor Interface and Diapact Data Interface.