Dosing of Peritoneal Dialysis



Peritoneal dialysis can be performed either manually (continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis, CAPD) or by using a cycler (automated peritoneal dialysis, APD). The targets for adequate dialysis (solute and fluid removal) are reviewed. The impact of the velocity of peritoneal solute transport for the choice between CAPD and APD is highlighted. Then the effects of changing various modifiable treatment parameters such as fill volume, dwell time, and number of dwells are discussed. Thereafter, advice is given on how to stepwise improve the adequacy of CAPD and APD. The indications for tidal peritoneal dialysis (TPD) are discussed. Finally, the impact of CAPD and APD on sodium removal is underlined.


CAPD APD TPD Adequacy Peritoneal transport Sodium removal Treatment modalities 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of NephrologyDianet, Academic Medical CenterAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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