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Inpatient and Critical Care

Two consult services care for the needs of patients with chronic and acute kidney diseases while hospitalized at UMMC. Numerous specialty services are provided in addition to maintenance hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis in a hospital setting.

Dialysis is a care option for patients with acute or chronic renal failure and can be performed in the hospital or on an outpatient basis. The process involves removing waste substances and fluid from the blood that are normally eliminated by the kidneys.

Conditions we treat and services we provide

  • Acute renal failure
  • Disorders of fluid, electrolytes¬†and acid base
  • Acute and emergent hemodialysis
  • Acute and emergent peritoneal dialysis
  • Continuous renal replacement therapies
  • Slow continuous ultrafiltration for congestive heart failure/fluid overload
  • Ultrasound-guided kidney biopsy and comprehensive pathology services