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Term: Hemodialysis

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2015-12-03


A procedure that uses a machine in place of the kidneys to filter the patient’s blood. This type of renal replacement therapy requires a strict treatment and dietary schedule, and use of medications. Hemodialysis can be performed in a medical facility (centre-based hemodialysis) or at home (home hemodialysis) with support from trained healthcare professionals (Mayo Clinic; Miller & Keane, 2003).

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  • Mayo Clinic. Tests and procedures - Hemodialysis. Accessed May 11, 2015. [Supplementary Content] (View)
  • Miller BF, Keane CB. Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, 7th edition. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders; 2003.(View)

Term used in 

  • Chartier M, Dart A, Tangri N, Komenda P, Walld R, Bogdanovic B, Burchill C, Koseva I, McGowan K-L, Rajotte L. Care of Manitobans Living with Chronic Kidney Disease. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2015. [Report] [Summary] [Updates and Errata] [Additional Materials] (View)

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