Why Kidneys Are Smarter Than Nephrologists

Sep 01 2010 Published by under [Medicine&Pharma]

Two posts over on Stream of Thought show why the kidneys do a much better job adjusting the body's chemical balance than kidney specialists do.

Basic Hemodialysis

How Kidneys Work illustrates the way the kidney first removes virtually everything in solution from the blood and then reabsorbs the 99% of the filtrate that it needs to stay balanced.

Today's post show how nephrologists, using two simple principles of general chemistry, attempt to replace kidney function- and achieve 10-15% of the clearance of these glorious organs.

Click on over; you get to see my video demonstrating diffusion and convection! Bring popcorn!

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