he·​mo·​di·​al·​y·​sis | \ ˌhē-mō-dī-ˈa-lə-səs How to pronounce hemodialysis (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web Kidney failure, or end-stage renal disease (ESRD), is commonly managed with hemodialysis, a treatment that removes waste products and excess fluids from the blood. Leslie Trigg, Fortune, 17 May 2022 Luker Dong, a resident in Pudong, said that his 73-year-old father suffered from uremia — a buildup of toxins in the blood — that required him to get hemodialysis at a hospital three times a week. New York Times, 29 Mar. 2022 In an effort to save fuel for diesel generators, doctors and nurses at City Hospital No. 1 are only using the machines for complex operations and hemodialysis for cleaning blood, the City Council said. NBC News, 23 Mar. 2022 People generally live longer and have a better quality of life with peritoneal dialysis compared with hemodialysis. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 9 Feb. 2022 Traditional hemodialysis uses a machine to take over the kidneys’ job, taking blood out of the body, filtering it and diluting out the toxins against large amounts of fluids that approximate blood plasma. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 9 Feb. 2022 The best form of dialysis for people with PKD is hemodialysis, where a dialysis machine is used to clean your blood. Hallie Levine, Health.com, 19 Nov. 2021 My company is one of the few that provide hemodialysis systems for use in the home. Leslie Trigg, Forbes, 13 Oct. 2021 One piece of this complex puzzle is ongoing enhancements to Medicare reimbursement models that have historically encouraged in-center hemodialysis as the default treatment for patients beginning dialysis. Leslie Trigg, Forbes, 13 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of hemodialysis

1947, in the meaning defined above

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“Hemodialysis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hemodialysis. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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variants: or chiefly British haemodialysis \ ˌhē-​mō-​dī-​ˈal-​ə-​səs How to pronounce hemodialysis (audio) \
plural hemodialyses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce hemodialysis (audio) \

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