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 The most at-risk kidney disease patients for COVID-19 are those who are immunosuppressed due to a transplant, or who do in-center hemodialysis treatments multiple times a week. Sara Kiley Watson, Popular Science, "All the conditions we know increase your risk of dying from COVID-19," 2 Oct. 2020 About 500,000 with end-stage renal disease need to visit dialysis clinics three times a week for hemodialysis treatments that filter waste and extra fluids from their blood. Arit John, Los Angeles Times, "Coronavirus offers new challenges to people trying to manage diabetes and kidney disease," 11 May 2020 There are two types: hemodialysis, which Medline Plus describes as an artificial kidney machine, and peritoneal dialysis, which uses the lining of the abdomen to filter the blood. Talis Shelbourne, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "'Don't miss dialysis': Doctor reassures patients worried about COVID," 13 May 2020 Other illnesses that includes cancer, hyperlipidemia, myocardial infarction, hemodialysis and gastrointestinal disorders 4. oregonlive, "Top underlying medical condition for Oregonians who have died from coronavirus: heart disease," 29 Apr. 2020 Lionel was named to head Good Samaritan’s hemodialysis unit, treating patients suffering from kidney failure. Don Bedwell, Cincinnati.com, "Physician has excelled in surgery, music and clogging," 20 Jan. 2020 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

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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 25 Feb. 2021.

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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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