Isaac Teitelbaum

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Peritoneal Dialysis: Principles and Peritoneal Physiology

Does this patient have an adequate peritoneal membrane for dialysis? Peritoneal dialysis is a commonly used form of renal replacement therapy worldwide, although less frequently utilized in the United States (around 10% of prevalent dialysis patients). Two major variations of peritoneal dialysis are commonly used: Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD): The patient performs exchanges manually…

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