Characteristics and Treatment Course of Long-term CAPD/CCPD Patients
Peritoneal dialysis, which has been used as an acute therapy since the 1960’s, was first attempted on a continuous basis by Popovich and Moncrief in 1976 . In October 1981, the National CAPD Registry began collecting information regarding the number of patients receiving CAPD and/or CCPD therapy, their characteristics, the extent of some of the more important treatment-related complications, and selected outcomes to therapy. With continued follow-up by the Registry, the cohort of patients who have continuously remained on CAPD or CCPD for 3 or more years has steadily grown. These so called ‘long-term’ CAPD/CCPD users are of potential clinical significance and form the basis of the report which follows.
KeywordsDiabetic Nephropathy Peritoneal Dialysis Chronic Glomerulonephritis Potential Clinical Significance Primary Renal Disease
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