Kidney failure occurs when your kidneys become unable to filter and remove the body’s waste. The kidneys play an important role in keeping the whole body clean and function properly by filtering the body wastes. When malfunction occur in the kidneys, the waste may go back in the blood and damage your body.
When chronic kidney disease develops into end-stage, kidney transplant or hemodialysis is necessary to improve the kidney function and stay alive. Recently, the most effective hemodialysis technology is called Online Hemodiafiltration (OL-HDF)
Online Hemodiafiltration (OL-HDF) is a dialysis technique which combines diffusive and convective clearance of fluid wastes (uremic toxins) that can provide the largest removal of the widest range of molecular size of wastes among available dialysis therapies.
During OL-HDF utilization, fluid replacement is done by further purifying dialysate fluid. Total replacement volume will be higher than 20 Liters per session. Adequate water treatment and a well-organized quality control process are essential to provide non-pyrogenic fluids and have been shown to have enormous benefits such as being a lower risk procedure, reduce morbidity, and may even improve survival. These could result in an improved quality of life in hemodialysis patients.