A clinic or outpatient clinic are originally small private or public health facility that
health care for ambulatory patients or clients in a community, in
contrast to inpatients treated in a hospital. Some grow to be
institutions as large as major hospitals, whilst retaining the name
Clinic. General practice clinics are run by one or more general
practitioners or practice managers.
is a type of renal replacement therapy which is used to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function due to renal failure. It is a life support treatment and does not treat any kidney diseases. Dialysis may be used for very sick patients who have suddenly lost their kidney function (acute renal failure) or for quite stable patients who have permanently lost their kidney function (end stage renal failure). When healthy, the kidneys remove waste products (for example potassium, acid and urea) from the blood and also remove excess fluid in the form of urine. Dialysis treatments have to duplicate both of these functions as dialysis (waste removal) and ultrafiltration (fluid removal).