Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis

J O'Connor, G McLean
New Zealand Medical Journal 1983 January 12, 96 (723): 1-4
Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis is a portable wearable method of treatment for patients with end-stage renal failure. We describe our experience with 42 patients treated by this technique. Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis provided satisfactory biochemical control of uraemia. Major problems encountered were peritonitis, catheter malfunction and the effects of raised intra-abdominal pressure. Patient motivation, compliance and good family support help predict those patients in whom the technique will be successful.

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