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Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis

  • Roger Gabriel

Abstract

In health the kidneys continuously remove waste products and water. Both haemodialysis and intermittent peritoneal dialysis are used for relatively short periods at a time. Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) is used every day to remove waste products and water slowly but continuously. The odd name was chosen to emphasize that the patient receiving this treatment is free to walk about, drive or work.

Keywords

Peritoneal Dialysis Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis Dialysis Fluid Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis Patient Sterile Glove 
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Copyright information

© Roger Gabriel 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Roger Gabriel
    • 1
  1. 1.Renal PhysicianSt. Mary’s HospitalLondon W2UK

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