Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis

  • Morrell M. Avram
  • Carmelo Giordano
  • Natale G. DeSanto
  • Neal Mittman
  • Giorgio Bazzato
  • Paul A. Fein
  • Amado Gan
  • Philip Goldwasser
  • Paul A. Slater

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Status of the Art

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. M. M. Avram, D. Burrell, P. A. Slater, P. A. Fein, A. Antignani, N. Mittman et al.
      Pages 3-10
    3. G. Bazzato, M. L. Valente, U. Coli, S. Landini, A. Fracasso, P. Morachiello et al.
      Pages 18-23
    4. D. G. Oreopoulos
      Pages 24-27
  3. Physiology, Pharmacology, and Morphology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. P. Hirszel, J. F. Maher, B. Di Paolo, E. Chakrabarti
      Pages 31-35
    3. R. A. Mactier, R. Khanna, H. L. Moore, Z. J. Twardowski, K. D. Nolph
      Pages 36-39
    4. N. Dombros, E. Balaskas, N. Savidis, A. Tourkantonis, K. Sombolos
      Pages 39-41
    5. A. Breborowicz, H. Rodela, J. Bargman, D. Oreopoulos
      Pages 42-44
    6. N. DiPaolo, L. Capotondo, L. Ciccoli, E. Gaggiotti, P. Rossi, E. Sansoni
      Pages 44-47
    7. H. J. Bos, D. M. Boorsma, J. C. de Veld, E. C. M. Hoefsmit, H. van Bronswijk, P. L. Oe et al.
      Pages 52-56
    8. E. Stylianou, L. A. Jenner, M. D. Davies, R. K. Mackenzie, G. A. Coles, J. D. Williams
      Pages 56-59
    9. R. Selgas, J. Muñoz, E. Huarte, F. Esculin, A. Sanz, K. L. Revuelta et al.
      Pages 60-63
    10. S. Bertoli, A. Genderini, M. T. Barone, D. Scorza, D. S. Milani, S. M. Bevilacqua et al.
      Pages 66-71
    11. K. D. Nolph, R. A. Mactier, R. Khanna, Z. J. Twardowski, H. L. Moore
      Pages 76-78
    12. A. Shostak, P. Hirszel, E. Chakrabarti, J. F. Maher
      Pages 79-82
    13. E. Bordoni, V. Lombardo, L. Bibiano, P. Carletti, E. Franciulli, G. Gaffi et al.
      Pages 87-90
    14. K. Czyżewska, C. Ramlau, J. Knapowski
      Pages 93-97
    15. A. Grzegorzewska, M. Krzymanski, K. Baczyk
      Pages 97-100
    16. A. Lupo, V. Bedogna, R. Panebianco, A. Fabris, G. Maschio
      Pages 101-103
    17. R. Selgas, A. Lopez-Rivas, J. Muñoz, M. V. Cuesta, K. Lopez-Revuelta, P. Ramos et al.
      Pages 112-115
    18. H. M. M. Alobaidi, M. D. Davies, N. Topley, G. A. Coles, D. Lloyd
      Pages 115-118
  4. Nutrition Metabolism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. S. E. Bennett, B. A. Smith, G. I. Russell, J. Walls
      Pages 121-124
    3. C. Colbert, R. Bachtell, F. X. Schloeder, H. A. Feller, Z. J. Twardowski, K. D. Nolph
      Pages 124-128
    4. J. Vlachojannis, P. Kurz, U. Ewald, D. Hoppe, P. Roth, E. Werner
      Pages 129-133
    5. H. Lange, W. Berweck, H. Ebel, H. G. Müller
      Pages 133-136
  5. Technology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Z. J. Twardowski, R. Khanna, W. K. Nichols, K. D. Nolph, B. F. Prowant, L. P. Ryan et al.
      Pages 139-142
    3. Z. J. Twardowski, K. D. Nolph, R. Khanna, B. F. Prowant, J. T. Frock, J. W. Dobbie et al.
      Pages 145-149
    4. T. R. Cheek, Z. J. Twardowski, H. L. Moore, K. D. Nolph
      Pages 149-152
    5. A. Fracasso, U. Coli, S. Landini, P. Morachiello, F. Righetto, F. Scanferla et al.
      Pages 159-166
    6. R. D. Swartz, L. L. Rocher, B. Starmann, J. Reynolds, P. Lees
      Pages 166-169
  6. Peritonitis

About this book


The Fourth International Congress of Peritoneal Dialysis was held in Venice, Italy, June 29 to July 2, 1987. By this time peritoneal dialysis had emerged as a treatment for a substantial fraction of patients with end-stage renal disease and countless numbers of patients with acute renal failure. This treatment is now practiced worldwide and is the life-sustaining treatment for about 40,000 patients with chronic renal failure, representing 15 to 20% of dialysis therapy in about 1000 centers. It is not surprising, therefore, that the number of health professionals engaged in the investigation and the application of the treatment has also grown exponen­ tially. The First International Symposium on Peritoneal Dialysis, organized by Dr. A. Treviiio-Be­ cerra in Chapala, Mexico, in 1978, brought together a group of pioneers when continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis was in its infancy. In 1981, Dr. G. M. Gahl chaired the Second Symposium, in West Berlin, when the technique and professional interest were growing con­ siderably. By 1984, when Dr. 1. F. Winchester and I organized the Third Symposium, the pre­ sented papers exceeded 100 and there were about 1000 attendees. At that time, it was deemed appropriate to form a more organized group and the International Society for Peritoneal Dialy­ sis was founded. One of the first actions of the Society was to choose from among several applicants Dr.


dialysis therapy treatment

Editors and affiliations

  • Morrell M. Avram
    • 1
  • Carmelo Giordano
    • 2
  • Natale G. DeSanto
    • 3
  • Neal Mittman
    • 1
  • Giorgio Bazzato
    • 4
  • Paul A. Fein
    • 1
  • Amado Gan
    • 1
  • Philip Goldwasser
    • 1
  • Paul A. Slater
    • 1
  1. 1.The Long Island College HospitalSUNY-Health Science Center at BrooklynBrooklynUSA
  2. 2.Instituto Di Medicina Interna E. NefrologiaUniversita Degli Studi di NapoliNapoliItaly
  3. 3.Prima Facolta di Medicina UniversitaNapoliItaly
  4. 4.Servizio di Nefrologia ed Emodialisi Umberto I, MestreVeniceItaly

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