Peritoneal dialysis: An overview

I. Wen Wu, Chi Jen Tsai, Shyh Chuan Jwo, Mai Szu Wu

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Several different techniques are available for performing peritoneal dialysis (PD). The rates of peritoneal blood flow and dialysate flow with PD are well below those achieved with hemodialysis (where both are often above 400 mL/min). Thus, the clearance of urea and other small solutes per unit time is much less with PD than with hemodialysis. However, PD is often performed in a continuous fashion so that the weekly solute clearances approach those with hemodialysis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPeritoneal Dialysis: Types, Procedures and Risks Factors
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9781622578962
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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