Peritoneal Dialysis

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This eight-page illustrated handout educates people about peritoneal dialysis, which is a treatment used to clean the blood of extra fluids and wastes that build up in the body when the kidneys stop working well. It discusses catheter placement in part of the abdomen, and care after placement. It explains how Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD) works, providing a description of its three-step process, called an exchange, of fill, dwell and drain cycles. The document also outlines the Continuous Cycling Peritoneal Dialysis (CCPD) process, and identifies those signs of peritoneal dialysis problems for which a doctor should be called immediately.

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Health Information Translations
Medical Review:
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The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
Development Method:
Resource developed in English and translated into other languages
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A qualified translation company performed an independent review by a second translator, and a client advocate.
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Copyright:
In the Public Domain
Last Reviewed by Author(s):
6/1/2012
Record Last Updated:
10/26/2017

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