The Effectiveness of Hemodialysis and Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD) in Controlling Plasma Oxalate Concentrations
Oxalosis or calcium oxalate deposition in the tissues has been reported not only in cases of primary hyperoxaluria1 but in several patients with chronic renal failure of long duration2. In these patients, crystal deposition has also been found to occur in the kidney and in extrarenal tissue including the myocardium. Previous studies3 have suggested that peritoneal dialysis is less successful than hemodialysis in the treatment of primary hyperoxaluria. Salyer and Keren2 concluded from their studies on patients in chronic renal failure that hemodialysis was more effective in lowering plasma oxalate levels than peritoneal dialysis. This study was undertaken to compare the effectiveness of hemodialysis and CAPD in controlling plasma oxalate concentrations in a number of patients in chronic renal failure.
KeywordsPeritoneal Dialysis Chronic Renal Failure Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis Peritoneal Dialysis Patient Hemodialysis Treatment
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