A hemodialysis machine is a medical device for chronic kidney disease, acute and chronic hemodialysis therapy in a dialysis center. It filters and cleans a patient's blood by removing excess water, wastes, or extra fluid when the kidneys are damaged, dysfunctional, or missing. The filtered blood is then returned to the body with the help of a dialysis machine, which can be thought of as an artificial kidney.
There are three types of dialysis: hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT). Peritoneal dialysis is a medical treatment for patients with acute kidney failure that uses the lining of their abdomen or belly to filter the blood inside the body. The patient's blood flows out of their body through a catheter tube. The peritoneum (lining of the abdomen) acts as a filter and cleans the patient's blood. The clean blood is then returned to the patient's body through the same tube. Two major types of peritoneal dialysis are available: continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) and automated peritoneal dialysis (APD), while hemodialysis is the most common type of dialysis. The hemodialysis machine has many other names, such as hemodialysis equipment, kidney dialysis machines, blood dialysis equipment, hemodialysis (HD) machines, hemodiafiltration (HDF) machines, portable hemodialysis machines, home hemodialysis machines, etc.
The dialyzer is a hollow tube that contains a semipermeable membrane. This membrane allows small molecules, such as water and waste products, to pass through while larger molecules, such as blood cells and proteins, are kept in the blood.
Hemodialysis treatments are associated with risks such as high blood pressure, fluid overload, low blood pressure, heart-related issues, and problems with poor blood flow, blood vessels, and vascular access regardless of the environment.
The Medwish hemodialysis machine is designed to potentially provide many benefits over traditional hemodialysis machines. These benefits include simpler operation and maintenance with greater user control, labor and cost savings, improved accuracy, and enhanced data stream. Additionally, the Medwish hemodialysis machine offers the dialysis solution option of sustained low-efficiency dialysis (SLED) and Low Volume treatment options, which may provide additional benefits for some patients. With its potential to provide several advantages over existing hemodialysis machines, the Medwish hemodialysis machine may be a valuable option for patients needing hemodialysis treatment.