In Italy, over the last 50 years, dialysis has been the driving force of research in nephrology. The work of many Italian nephrologists has fueled progress in dialytic techniques worldwide, improving dramatically the quality of dialytic therapy. Our foreign colleagues unanimously agree that we have been the first to look into the complexities of dialysis, into the many differences between dialytic patients and how to best address this diversity. This has allowed us to adopt a holistic approach, deeply connected to technological innovation, with the aim of putting the patient center stage and creating a “precision dialysis”.
Keywords: hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, Italian nephrology, development of filtration techniques