Renal Dialysis Centres
High flux haemodialysis
Haemodialysis is a method for removing waste products from blood when the patient's kidneys suffer from irrevocable renal failure.
The essential element of high flux dialysis is the use of osmotic membranes with larger pores.
Online haemofiltration allows removal of low molecular weight solutes and middle molecular compounds, which are responsible for long-term cardiovascular and systemic complications.
Peritoneal dialysis makes use of the peritoneal membrane, a lining of the abdomen, to store dialysis fluid temporarily, so that dialysis takes place within the body.
In this case however the patient has an operation in which a catheter is inserted into the abdomen and dialysis fluid is then administered through this.
The peritoneal membrane takes the place of the artificial semi-permeable membrane in kidney machines, allowing excess water and waste products to pass into the dialysis fluid, which is then trained away.
Both forms of renal dialysis have their benefits and drawbacks and in either case regular monitoring is essental.
A mechanical device is connected to the patient to provide an extracorporeal blood circulation through a filter. A diffusion process allows the exchange of particles between two compartments, one for blood and the other for dialytic fluid.
These are separated by a semipermeable membrane, which is assembled within the filter. In this way, contaminants go from blood flux to dialytic fluid and are removed.
In this way larger toxic molecules can be removed from blood flux as well. Patients can derive further benefit from this kind of treatment, because it removes contaminants in a more accurate way.
Dialysis takes about 1-2 hours each day, rather than about 4 hours several times per week.
This means that patients manage their own care to a greater extent than haemodialysis patients, who have to attend hospitals or clinics very frequently.
Find a Dialysis Centre
Select a country and choose your preferred dialysis centre or location. Then follow the instructions given there.
We are seeking additional dialysis centres around the world. Operators are invited to contact MHL (PPM Consult Ltd.)
For some dialysis centres we are able to provide you with direct e-mail and/or telephone details. Enquiries to these centres are therefore free of charge.
For other dialysis centres we are required to collect details through our multi-centre on-line enquiry form, for which we make a small charge.
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