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 Home hemodialysis requires one to two months of education and training for both the patient and, usually, a care partner. Kaiser Health News, oregonlive.com, "Donald Trump wants more kidney patients on home dialysis; here’s the reality of what it’s like," 25 Aug. 2019 Experts say home dialysis would encourage longer and more frequent treatments, which research has shown yields better outcomes than going to an outpatient dialysis clinic, where hemodialysis is commonly done three times a week. Kate Gibson, CBS News, "Drugstore chain CVS developing home kidney dialysis device," 17 July 2019 Most Americans in need of treatment do so through an uncomfortable procedure known as hemodialysis, which typically requires patients to sit for hours at a clinic multiple times a week as a machine filters toxins from their blood. Robert Gebelhoff, Twin Cities, "Robert Gebelhoff: The Trump administration is actually doing something great on health care," 14 July 2019 But Hale is finding hemodialysis is what works best for him. Justin Conn, The Seattle Times, "EXCHANGE: High school teacher, coach fighting kidney disease," 10 Feb. 2018 There are two types of dialysis — peritoneal and hemodialysis. Justin Conn, The Seattle Times, "EXCHANGE: High school teacher, coach fighting kidney disease," 10 Feb. 2018 More than 63,000 Californians receive hemodialysis, which filters impurities from the blood of those with end-stage kidney disease. Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News, "California Bill Addresses Safety Concerns At Dialysis Clinics," 19 May 2017

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1947, in the meaning defined above

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“Hemodialysis.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hemodialysis. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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

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