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Applied Peritoneal Dialysis

Publication year: 2021

ISBN: 978-3-030-70897-9

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This book offers a comprehensive guide to peritoneal dialysis (PD). Home dialysis, and more specifically PD, is growing in popularity in the US. By conservative estimates, experts suggest that 45 percent of dialysis patients in the US can be on home dialysis. However, the current penetration rate is only 10 percent. This is changing with an expected major increase in the next 5 years. One of the reasons for the low uptake is that many nephrologists lack comfort and confidence in using PD as a dialysis modality.

Subject: Medicine, Nephrology, Patient Guide, Urology, Peritoneal dialysis, home dialysis, peritonitis, Catheter, urgent start, dialysis, Infectious complications, Quality of life, End stage renal disease, Nephrology